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obdurate

adjective uk   /ˈɒb.djʊ.rət/  us   /ˈɑːb.dʊr.ɪt/ formal
disapproving extremely determined to act in a particular way and not to change despite what anyone else says: The president remains obdurate on the question of tax cuts. used to describe a person who refuses to change their mind, or someone or something that is difficult to deal with or change: The union remains obdurate that any redundancies must be voluntary. Several obdurate facts/differences remain, preventing a compromise solution.
Translations of “obdurate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固的, 執拗的, (某人或某物)倔強的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固的, 执拗的, (某人或某物)倔强的…
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