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obstinate

adjective uk   /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 compromise [before noun] used to describe 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.
obstinacy
noun [U] uk   us   /-nə.si/
the obstinacy of the human spirit
obstinately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The engine obstinately refused to start.
Translations of “obstinate”
in Arabic عَنيد…
in Korean 고집이 센…
in Malaysian keras kepala…
in French obstiné…
in Turkish inatçı, dediğim dedikçi, dik kafalı…
in Italian ostinato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固的,固執的, 倔強的, 棘手的…
in Russian упрямый…
in Polish uparty…
in Vietnamese bướng bỉnh…
in Spanish terco, obstinado…
in Portuguese obstinado…
in Thai ดื้อดึง…
in German eigensinnig…
in Catalan obstinat…
in Japanese 頑固な…
in Indonesian keras kepala…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固的,固执的, 倔强的, 棘手的…
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