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474. Obstinacy

  1. Balmawhapple bullheaded, blundering Scotch laird. [Br. Lit.: Waverley ]
  2. Deans, Davie stern and righteous Presbyterian. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian ]
  3. Gradgrind, Thomas rigid man of realities. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times ]
  4. Grant, Ulysses S. (18221885) 18th U.S. president; nicknamed Unconditional Surrender. [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
  5. Jorkins intractable, unyielding lawyer. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield ]
  6. Mistress Mary known for being quite contrary. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 31]
  7. mule symbol of obstinacy: stubborn as a mule. [Folklore: Jobes, 462]
  8. Pharaoh refuses to heed Mosess mandate from God. [O.T.: Exodus 7:13, 2223, 8:32, 9:7, 12]

Obtuseness (See DIMWITTEDNESS .)

Oddness (See ECCENTRICITY .)

Oldness (See AGE, OLD .)

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obstinate

ob·sti·nate / ˈäbstənit/ • adj. stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so. ∎  (of an unwelcome phenomenon or situation) very difficult to change or overcome: the obstinate problem of unemployment. DERIVATIVES: ob·sti·na·cy / -nəsē/ n. ob·sti·nate·ly adv.

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obstinate

obstinate XIV. — L. obstinātus, pp. of obstināre persist, f. OB- + *-stan- (rel. to STAND); see -ATE2.
So obstinacy XIV.

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Obstinacy

Obstinacy

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obstinate •gamut •imamate, marmot •animate •approximate, proximate •estimate, guesstimate, underestimate •illegitimate, legitimate •intimate •penultimate, ultimate •primate • foumart • consummate •Dermot •discarnate, incarnate •impregnate • rabbinate •coordinate, inordinate, subordinate, superordinate •infinite • laminate • effeminate •discriminate • innominate •determinate • Palatinate • pectinate •obstinate • agglutinate • designate •tribunate • importunate • Arbuthnot •bicarbonate • umbonate • fortunate •pulmonate •compassionate, passionate •affectionate •extortionate, proportionate •sultanate • companionate •principate • Rupert • episcopate •carat, carrot, claret, garret, karat, parrot •emirate • aspirate • vertebrate •levirate •duumvirate, triumvirate •pirate • quadrat • accurate • indurate •obdurate •Meerut, vizierate •priorate • curate • elaborate •deliberate • confederate •considerate, desiderate •immoderate, moderate •ephorate •imperforate, perforate •agglomerate, conglomerate •numerate •degenerate, regenerate •separate • temperate • desperate •disparate • corporate • professorate •commensurate • pastorate •inveterate •directorate, electorate, inspectorate, protectorate, rectorate •illiterate, literate, presbyterate •doctorate • Don Quixote • marquisate •concert • cushat • precipitate

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