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obstinate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obstinate

(verb) persist stubbornly
Example Sentence
  • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments

(adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Synonyms : stubborn , unregenerate

(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
Synonyms : cussed , obdurate , unrepentant

(adj) resistant to guidance or discipline
Synonyms : contrary , perverse , wayward
Example Sentence
  • Mary Mary quite contrary
  • an obstinate child with a violent temper
  • a perverse mood
  • wayward behavior

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstinate

obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control
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by manojmvsr

ob+stin+ate.. stin means to stand.. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view..
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by muffisoni

obs+tin(ate), obsessive teens,they are stubborn,hard to control
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by SilverLines

ob-steyn-ate.. remember dale steyn.. hez a very stubborn bowler. keeps staring nd taunting at batsmen
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by saif_mohmd

un - abstain (unable to control )
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by arbitrary.contrivance

A tin is hard so obs 'tin' ate .. hard headed
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by sunilwritesgre

sounds like ABSTAIN from change of opinion;unyielding
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by sainathreddy92

to b thin stubborn not to ate
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by sansecretcp

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