Definition of Obstinate

1. Verb. Persist stubbornly. "He obstinates himself against all rational arguments"

Generic synonyms: Hang In, Hang On, Hold On, Persevere, Persist
Derivative terms: Obstinance



2. Adjective. Tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield.

3. Adjective. Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing.
Exact synonyms: Cussed, Obdurate, Unrepentant
Similar to: Unregenerate, Unregenerated
Derivative terms: Cussedness

4. Adjective. Resistant to guidance or discipline. "Wayward behavior"
Exact synonyms: Contrary, Perverse, Wayward
Similar to: Disobedient
Derivative terms: Contrariness, Perverseness, Perversity

Definition of Obstinate

1. a. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness.

Definition of Obstinate

1. Adjective. Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent. ¹

2. Adjective. Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obstinate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Obstinate

1. 1. Firmly adhering to one's own purpose, opinion, etc. Even when wrong; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty. Synonym: intractable, refractory. Synonym: refractory. Origin: L. Obstinatus, determined (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Obstinate

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1. The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the second by Tobias George Smollett (1848)
"obstinate STRUGGLE IN ELECTING MEMBERS IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT.—REMARKABLE MOTION IN THE HOUSE OF ... WARM AND obstinate DEBATE ON THE REPEAL OF THE GIN ACT. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"PARALDEHYDE IN obstinate VOMITING. DR. LA MOURE has found small doses of paraldehyde successful in relieving obstinate vomiting from ovarian irritability, ..."

3. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"But if by desperately perverse and obstinate, you will tell us, you meant those, that are not wrought upon by your moderate penalties, as you seem to ..."

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