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One entry found for obstinate.
Main Entry: obĚstiĚnate
Pronunciation: primarystressäb-stschwa-nschwat
Function: adjective
1 : sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
2 : not easily overcome or removed <an obstinate fever>
- obĚstiĚnateĚly adverb
synonyms OBSTINATE, DOGGED, STUBBORN mean unwilling to change course or give up one's intention. OBSTINATE suggests that one sticks to a course of action to the point of being unreasonable <an obstinate player who would not pass the ball>. DOGGED suggests that one goes after something and never tires or quits <a dogged reporter determined to get the real story>. STUBBORN suggests that one has a fixed mind and opposes all attempts to change it <too stubborn to admit the mistake>.

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