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obdurateadjective

uk   /ˈɒb.djʊ.rət/  us   /ˈɑːb.dʊr.ɪt/ formal
disapproving extremelydetermined to ​act in a ​particular way and not to ​changedespite what anyone ​else says: The ​presidentremains obdurate onimmigration. used to ​describe a ​person who ​refuses to ​changetheirmind, or someone or something that is ​difficult to ​deal with or ​change: Union ​leadersremain obdurate that ​workingconditions and ​payimprove. Several obdurate ​facts/​differencesremain, ​preventing a ​compromisesolution.
(Definition of obdurate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obdurate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固的, 执拗的, (某人或某物)倔强的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固的, 執拗的, (某人或某物)倔強的…
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