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obstinate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishobstinateob‧sti‧nate /ˈɒbstənət $ ˈɑːb-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 STUBBORNdetermined not to change your ideas, behaviour, opinions etc, even when other people think you are being unreasonable syn stubborn 🔊 He was the most obstinate man I’ve ever met. 🔊 Don’t be so obstinate! 🔊 an obstinate refusal to obey2 [only before noun] British EnglishDIFFICULT difficult to deal with or get rid of 🔊 obstinate stains 🔊 a complex and obstinate issueobstinately adverbobstinacy noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
obstinateYou know I'm right really. You're just being obstinate.Ed is being obstinate again.Old dirt is obstinate and also begins to destroy the fibres if left.She had an obstinate chin, a cruel mouth and small arrogant eyes.Good advice you just have to give way to these obstinate creatures.An obstinate fellow, if ever there was one, and a very elusive one too.Those words of my New Hampshire neighbor seem to mock my trivial but obstinate frustration.A defendant can combat an obstinate refusal even to consider compromise by a shrewd payment into court, or a Calderbank offer.The obstinate refusal of many males to support gun control is not chiefly a product of conditioning by the weapons industry.an obstinate refusal to face factsHow do you deal with an obstinate teenager who always says she isn't hungry?obstinate refusalA defendant can combat an obstinate refusal even to consider compromise by a shrewd payment into court, or a Calderbank offer.The obstinate refusal of many males to support gun control is not chiefly a product of conditioning by the weapons industry.Ballater sensed obstinate refusal rather than a willingness to bargain.
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