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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Obstinate  \Ob"sti*nate\,  a.  [L.  obstinatus  p.  p.  of  obstinare 
  to  set  about  a  thing  with  firmness,  to  persist  in  ob  (see 
  {Ob-})  +  a  word  from  the  root  of  stare  to  stand  See  {Stand}, 
  and  cf.{Destine}.] 
  1.  Pertinaciously  adhering  to  an  opinion,  purpose,  or  course; 
  persistent;  not  yielding  to  reason,  arguments,  or  other 
  means  stubborn;  pertinacious;  --  usually  implying 
  I  have  known  great  cures  done  by  obstinate 
  resolution  of  drinking  no  wine.  --Sir  W. 
  No  ass  so  meek,  no  ass  so  obstinate.  --Pope. 
  Of  sense  and  outward  things  --Wordsworth. 
  2.  Not  yielding;  not  easily  subdued  or  removed;  as  obstinate 
  fever;  obstinate  obstructions. 
  Syn:  Stubborn;  inflexible;  immovable;  firm;  pertinacious; 
  persistent;  headstrong;  opinionated;  unyielding; 
  refractory;  contumacious.  See  {Stubborn}.  -- 
  {Ob"sti*nate*ly},  adv  --  {Ob"sti*nate*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  stubbornly  persistent  in  wrongdoing  [syn:  {cussed},  {obdurate}, 
  2:  resistant  to  guidance  or  discipline;  "Mary  Mary  quite 
  contrary";  "an  obstinate  child  with  a  violent  temper";  "a 
  perverse  mood";  "wayward  behavior"  [syn:  {contrary},  {perverse}, 
  3:  persisting  in  a  reactionary  stand  [syn:  {stubborn},  {unregenerate}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  OBSTINATE,  adj  Inaccessible  to  the  truth  as  it  is  manifest  in  the 
  splendor  and  stress  of  our  advocacy. 
  The  popular  type  and  exponent  of  obstinacy  is  the  mule,  a  most 
  intelligent  animal. 

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