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.
Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.
Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
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 compliant; not yielding; not pliant
Like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc.
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful.
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.
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
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.
Having very strong opinions.
Having an ugly or mean disposition
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
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.
Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
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
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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