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Meaning & Definition of Obstinate in English

English

Obstinate

/ɑbstənət/

verb

1. Persist stubbornly

  • "He obstinates himself against all rational arguments"
    synonym:
  • obstinate

adjective

1. Tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

    synonym:
  • stubborn
  • ,
  • obstinate
  • ,
  • unregenerate

2. Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

    synonym:
  • cussed
  • ,
  • obdurate
  • ,
  • obstinate
  • ,
  • unrepentant

3. Resistant to guidance or discipline

  • "Mary mary quite contrary"
  • "An obstinate child with a violent temper"
  • "A perverse mood"
  • "Wayward behavior"
    synonym:
  • contrary
  • ,
  • obstinate
  • ,
  • perverse
  • ,
  • wayward

Examples of using

He is obstinate in his opinion.
He is the most obstinate child I have ever seen.