obdurate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “obdurate” in the English Dictionary

"obdurate" in British English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of obdurate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day