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Definition of Obstinate

Obstinate

  1. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness.
  2. Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions.

Obstinate Quotations

What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
Barbra Streisand

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
Margaret Thatcher

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Akhenaton

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
Allan Bloom

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Bertrand Russell
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Obstinate Translations

obstinate in Dutch is koppig, halsstarrig, hardnekkig
obstinate in Italian is ostinato
obstinate in Latin is pertinax, tenax
obstinate in Spanish is tozudo, obstinado, contumaz
obstinate in Swedish is egensinnig
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