HyperDic: obstinate

English > 4 senses of the word obstinate:
ADJECTIVEallobstinate, stubborn, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
allobstinate, cussed, obdurate, unrepentantstubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
allobstinate, contrary, perverse, waywardresistant to guidance or discipline / discipline
VERBchangeobstinatepersist stubbornly
obstinate > pronunciation
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > obstinate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield.
Synonymsstubborn, unregenerate
Narrowerbloody-minded, cantankerousstubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
bolshy, stroppyobstreperous
bullheaded, bullet-headed, pigheadedobstinate and stupid
contrarious, cross-grainedDifficult to deal with
determineddevoting full strength and concentrated attention to
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingstubbornly unyielding
hardheaded, mulishunreasonably rigid / rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
stiff-neckedhaughtily stubborn
strong-minded, strong-willedHaving a determined will
See alsodisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
intractablenot tractable
uncompromising, sturdy, inflexiblenot making concessions
Oppositedocilewilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed
Spanishcabezota, obstinada, obstinado, pertinaz, reaccionaria, terco, testarudo, tozudo
Catalanobstinat, pertinaç, tossut
English > obstinate: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstubbornly persistent in wrongdoing.
Synonymscussed, obdurate, unrepentant
Broaderunregenerate, unregeneratednot reformed morally or spiritually
Spanishobstinado, terco, tozudo
Adverbsobstinatelyin a stubborn unregenerate manner
English > obstinate: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningresistant to guidance or discipline / discipline.
Example "an obstinate child with a violent temper"
Synonymscontrary, perverse, wayward
Broaderdisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
Spanishincorregible, ineducable, ingobernable, insumiso, terco
Catalancapritxós, incorregible, ineducable, ingovernable, insumís
English > obstinate: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningpersist stubbornly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"
Broaderpersevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold onBe persistent, refuse to stop
Nounsobstinanceresolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

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