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Pronunciation: ob'sti-nat

Definition: Firmly adhering to one's own purpose or opinion, even when wrong; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.

Synonym(s): refractory1

Synonym(s): intractable2, refractory2

[L. obstinatus, determined]

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