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Another word for obstinate

  1. Tenaciously unwilling to yield

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  2. Not submitting to discipline or control

  3. Difficult to alleviate or cure

      1. Refusing to change one's mind or course of action despite pressure to do so; unyielding or resolute.
      2. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
      3. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
      1. Holding tenaciously or stubbornly to a purpose, opinion, or course of action:
      2. Extremely persistent or unyielding:
      1. Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately.
      2. Insistently repetitive or continuous:
      3. Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
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Another word for obstinate


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