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obstinate

adjective uk   /ˈɒb.stɪ.nət/ us    /ˈɑːb.stə-/
unreasonably determined, especially to act in a particular way and not to change at all, despite what anyone else says: He can be very obstinate at times. her obstinate refusal to compromise [before noun] used to describe a problem, situation, or thing that is difficult to deal with, remove, or defeat: obstinate weeds Invading troops met with obstinate resistance by guerrilla forces.
obstinacy
noun [U] uk   /-nə.si/ us  
the obstinacy of the human spirit
obstinately
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The engine obstinately refused to start.
Translations of “obstinate”
in Korean 고집이 센…
in Arabic عَنيد…
in French obstiné…
in Turkish inatçı, dediğim dedikçi, dik kafalı…
in Italian ostinato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固的,固執的, 倔強的, 棘手的…
in Russian упрямый…
in Polish uparty…
in Spanish terco, obstinado…
in Portuguese obstinado…
in German eigensinnig…
in Catalan obstinat…
in Japanese 頑固な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固的,固执的, 倔强的, 棘手的…
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