Synonyms of obstinate


1. obstinate, persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on

usage: persist stubbornly; "he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"


1. stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate, bloody-minded, cantankerous, bolshy, stroppy, bullheaded, bullet-headed, pigheaded, dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding, contrarious, cross-grained, determined, hardheaded, mulish, stiff-necked, strong-minded, strong-willed, disobedient, intractable, uncompromising#1, sturdy#2, inflexible

usage: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

2. cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant, unregenerate (vs. regenerate), unregenerated

usage: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

3. contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward, disobedient (vs. obedient)

usage: resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

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Definition and meaning of obstinate (Dictionary)