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English definition of “obdurate”

obdurate

adjective uk   /ˈɒb.djʊ.rət/ us    /ˈɑːb.dʊr.ɪt/ formal
disapproving extremely determined to act in a particular way and not to change despite what anyone else says: The president remains obdurate on the question of tax cuts. describes a person who refuses to change their mind, or someone or something that is difficult to deal with or change: The union remains obdurate that any redundancies must be voluntary. Several obdurate facts/differences remain, preventing a compromise solution.
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