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1. obstinate

adjective. ['ˈɑːbstənət'] stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing.

Synonyms

  • unregenerated
  • unregenerate
  • unrepentant
  • cussed

Antonyms

  • unsettled
  • irresolute
  • unretentive
  • unmindful

Etymology

  • obstinatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Obstinate

  • affectionate
  • ahranat
  • alternate
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  • baronet
  • benet
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  • bicarbonate
  • bluebonnet
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  • cabinet
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  • chestnutt
  • compassionate
  • coordinate
  • curnutt
  • definite

Example sentences of the word obstinate


1. Adjective
While he's affectionate and gentle, he has an obstinate side, making him challenging to train.

Quotes containing the word obstinate


1. Thinking only begins at the point where we have come to know that Reason, glorified for centuries, is the most obstinate adversary of thinking.
- Martin Heidegger

2. Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly. The fundamental conceptions of psychology are practically very clear to us, but theoretically they are very confused, and one easily makes the obscurest assumptions in this science without realizing, until challenged, what internal difficulties they involve.
- William James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol 1

3. It is better to enlighten men’s minds than to teach them to be obstinate in their prejudices.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, What Is Property?

2. obstinate

adjective. ['ˈɑːbstənət'] resistant to guidance or discipline.

Synonyms

  • contrary
  • perverse
  • wayward

Antonyms

  • unrealistic
  • dependent
  • unambitious
  • undetermined

Etymology

  • obstinatus (Latin)

3. obstinate

adjective. ['ˈɑːbstənət'] tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield.

Synonyms

  • strong-minded
  • determined
  • tenacious
  • bloody-minded
  • stroppy
  • bullet-headed
  • mulish
  • cantankerous
  • strong-willed
  • uncompromising
  • sturdy
  • inflexible
  • unyielding
  • persistent
  • intractable
  • dour
  • unregenerate
  • stubborn
  • dogged
  • bullheaded
  • disobedient
  • contrarious
  • bolshy
  • stiff-necked
  • pigheaded
  • pertinacious
  • cross-grained

Antonyms

  • docile
  • compromising
  • obedient
  • nonadhesive

Etymology

  • obstinatus (Latin)

4. obstinate

verb. ['ˈɑːbstənət'] persist stubbornly.

Synonyms

  • hang in
  • persevere
  • hold on
  • persist

Antonyms

  • dolichocephalic
  • good-natured
  • frail
  • delicate

Etymology

  • obstinatus (Latin)
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