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"obstinate" in British English

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obstinateadjective

uk   /ˈɒb.stɪ.nət/  us   /ˈɑːb.stə-/
unreasonablydetermined, ​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 ​troopsmet with obstinate ​resistance by ​guerrillaforces.
obstinacy
noun [U] uk   us   /-nə.si/
the obstinacy of the ​humanspirit
obstinately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​engine obstinately ​refused to ​start.
(Definition of obstinate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obstinate" in American English

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obstinateadjective

 us   /ˈɑb·stə·nət/
unwilling to ​changeyouropinion or ​actiondespiteargument or ​persuasion; ​stubborn: an obstinate two-year-old An obstinate thing or ​problem is ​difficult to ​deal with, ​remove, or ​defeat.
obstinacy
noun [U]  us   /ˈɑb·stə·nə·si/
the obstinacy of the ​humanspirit
obstinately
adverb  us   /ˈɑb·stə·nət·li/
The ​engine obstinately ​refused to ​start.
(Definition of obstinate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obstinate”
in Korean 고집이 센…
in Arabic عَنيد…
in Malaysian keras kepala…
in French obstiné…
in Russian упрямый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固的,固執的, 倔強的, 棘手的…
in Italian ostinato…
in Turkish inatçı, dediğim dedikçi, dik kafalı…
in Polish uparty…
in Spanish terco, obstinado…
in Vietnamese bướng bỉnh…
in Portuguese obstinado…
in Thai ดื้อดึง…
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…
in Indonesian keras kepala…
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