Part of speech:
The definition of obstinate is extremely stubborn and determined to have your own way.
Too hard to be broken
Grim is defined as stern or unmoving.
Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.
The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
The definition of iron is something that is strong and enduring.
Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual:
Blindly stubborn; headstrong
Like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc.
Hard to handle or deal with
Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
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.
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.
The definition of headstrong is someone who is stubborn, likes things his own way, imposes his opinion or is unyielding in his opinions and beliefs.
Not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable
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.
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.
Having very strong opinions.
Having an ugly or mean disposition
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
That cannot be reconciled; that cannot be brought into agreement; incompatible, conflicting, or inconsistent
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 manage; stubborn; obstinate
Not relenting; harsh; pitiless
Reluctant to yield or be swayed; recalcitrant.
Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
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:
Inappropriate, improper, unseemly, etc.
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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
Extremely persistent or unyielding:
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
Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
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