Obstinate

Definition of Obstinate

Ob´sti`nate
a.1.Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; - usually implying unreasonableness.
I have known great cures done by obstinate resolution of drinking no wine.
- Sir W. Temple.
No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate.
- Pope.
Of sense and outward things.
- Wordsworth.
2.Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions.

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