Obstinate synonyms

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Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
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Having a vigorous, independent will and views
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The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.
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Resulting from willfulness and obstinacy:
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The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
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(Computing) About some data or data structures: existing after the execution of the program. Remaining in existence past the lifetime of the program that creates it.
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Never doubted; always steady and on course
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The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
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Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
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Capable of being tested, adjudged, or brought to judgment.
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Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
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Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
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The definition of tractable is someone or something easy to manage, control or handle.
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Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.
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The definition of helpful is someone or something that is useful, that provides assistance or aid, or that is prone to providing aid.
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Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
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Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
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(Slang) HIV positive.
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Persuaded, or otherwise feeling certainty
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Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
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Aloof and often antisocial; extremely reserved:
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Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.
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Holding firmly to some purpose, belief, or action, often stubbornly or obstinately
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Having very strong opinions.
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Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
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Of, pertaining to, being, or expressing opinion.
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Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction:
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That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
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Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
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Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse.
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The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
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Not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued; unyielding; unconquerable
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The definition of adamant is someone who will never change his mind, or something that will never be changed.
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Difficult to mold or manipulate:
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Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
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Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent.
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(Medicine) Difficult to treat.
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Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
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Showing neither fear nor indecision; resolute.
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Impossible to alter:
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The definition of tenacious is someone or something that holds on firmly.
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Suffering from a headache:
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Like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc.
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(Pejorative) Obstinate and stubborn to the point of stupidity.
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Having or showing pluck, courage or spirit in trying circumstances.
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Gloomy; dismal; sullen
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(Metallurgy) Metal that is harder at its surface, due to a case hardening process.
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(Dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
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Stubborn; obstinate
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Lacking, or showing a lack of, pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling
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Lacking in shade; undiminished:
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Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
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Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting:
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The definition of recalcitrant is having behavior that is difficult to deal with and being uncooperative with authority.
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Not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc.
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(Statistics) Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample.
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Causing strong dislike or aversion; disgusting; offensive
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In civil law, intentional, voluntary, knowing; distinguished from accidental, but not necessarily malicious.
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Being or characteristic of a bigot:
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(Philosophy, medicine) Adhering only to principles which are true a priori, rather than truths based on evidence or deduction.
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Not governed by or based on reason:
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Behaving without reason.
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Moving fast or recklessly
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Complete; having no opposite opinion of anything in a particular topic of one's values; thorough of in one's beliefs.
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(Idiomatic) Driven by habit; inclined or determined to continue according to one's custom or established preferences.
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Unreasonably stubborn.
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Having a crotch or fork; forked
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Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
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Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
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Sluggish; slow:
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Not pliable.
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Having or exhibiting no remorse.
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Difficult to keep in place or in order:
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(Obs.) Awkward; clumsy
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The property of being adamant.
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An asinine act or remark
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Haughty and contemptuous rudeness; insulting and humiliating treatment or language
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The state of being inveterate; long continuance; firmness or deep-rooted persistence.
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The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
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The continuance of an effect after the removal of its cause
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The state or characteristic of being pertinacious.
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The quality of being pervicacious.
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The state of being stubborn.
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The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, - usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.
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Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
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(Colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
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Not in order; marked by disorder or disarray.
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Resistant to authority or discipline; recalcitrant.
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Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
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The definition of obstreperous is someone that is noisy and hard to control.
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Not inhabited or farmed:
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Tenaciously unwilling to yield
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A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
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Not submitting to discipline or control
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Difficult to alleviate or cure
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Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
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Sinful; dissolute.
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The definition of resolved is something that is firm or determined.
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Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
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Synonym Study

  • Pertinacious implies a strong tenacity of purpose that is regarded unfavorably by others a pertinacious critic
  • Dogged implies thoroughgoing determination or, sometimes, sullen obstinacy the dogged pursuit of a goal
  • Stubborn implies a strong, even innate, resistance to change or manipulation of purpose, course, condition, etc. a stubborn child, a stubborn belief in astrology
  • Obstinate applies to one who adheres persistently, and often unreasonably, to a purpose, course, etc., against argument or persuasion a panel hung by an obstinate juror
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