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English definition of “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 compromiseStrong-willed [before noun] describes 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.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
noun [U] uk   /-nə.si/ us  
Strength of will and determination
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of obstinate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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