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Definition of 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

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

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

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.

However strong, however imposing a ship may appear, it is not 'disgraced' because it flies before the tempest. A commander ought always to remember that a man's life is worth more than the mere satisfaction of his own pride. In any case, to be obstinate is blameable, and to be wilful is dangerous.
Jules Verne

The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.
Gabriel Marcel
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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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