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English definition of “obstinate”

obstinate

adjective     /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 obstinacy     /-nə.si/ noun [U] Strength of will and determination obstinately     /-li/ adverb Strong-willed
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