Part of speech:
The definition of obstinate is extremely stubborn and determined to have your own way.
Grim is defined as stern or unmoving.
Too hard to be broken
Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
The definition of iron is something that is strong and enduring.
The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful.
Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
Blindly stubborn; headstrong
Note: Cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.
Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
Difficult to alleviate or cure
Not easy to persuade or convince; stubborn.
Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
Stubbornly persevering; tenacious:
(Dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
Not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable
Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.
Firm in mind or purpose; stubborn; unyielding; unshakable
Not submissive to authority:
Difficult to persuade or keep under control, as in behavior:
The definition of intransigent is someone stubborn or unwilling to change his views.
Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual:
That cannot be reconciled; that cannot be brought into agreement; incompatible, conflicting, or inconsistent
The definition of monolithic is something that is literally or figuratively very large or massive, or something made of a single large block of stone.
Like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc.
Having very strong opinions.
Having an ugly or mean disposition
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
Holding firmly to some purpose, belief, or action, often stubbornly or obstinately
Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
The definition of pigheaded is someone who is stubborn or set in their ways.
Of or like rebels or rebellion
Hard to handle or deal with
Hard to manage; stubborn; obstinate
Not relenting; harsh; pitiless
Reluctant to yield or be swayed; recalcitrant.
Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
Rugged is defined as durable or sturdy, or a rough terrain or landscape.
Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless:
Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
Inappropriate, improper, unseemly, etc.
In criminal law, an act done stubbornly or with an evil intent.
An instance of this; scornful insult
The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
The state or condition of failing or refusing to comply
The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
The quality or condition of being pertinacious; stubborn persistence; obstinacy
Bending easily; flexible
The definition of complacent is happy with one's self and unconcerned.
Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant:
Tolerant of opinions and behavior that are unconventional or that differ from one's own; not bigoted; liberal
Stubbornly resistant to change or unwaveringly loyal even in spite of inevitable defeat, failure, etc.
Having no pity or compassion; merciless.
Refusing to yield or relent; inflexible; relentless
Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will
Difficult to alleviate or cure
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