obdurate
[ ob-doo-rit ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 15th century; Latin(originally in the sense ‘hardened in sin, impenitent’): from Latin obduratus, past participle of obdurare, from ob- ‘in opposition’ + durare ‘harden’ (from durus ‘hard’)
Synonyms
  • adamant
  • bullheaded
  • stubborn
Antonyms
  • submissive
Definition
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding
Example
The obdurate dog refused to go home since he was having too much fun on his walk.
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