Pronunciation of Obdurate
/ˈɒbdjʊ͡əɹət/, /ˈɒbdjʊəɹət/, /ˈɒ_b_d_j_ʊə_ɹ_ə_t/
Synonyms for obdurate:
Other synonyms and related words:
inexorable, stonyhearted, pitiless, case-hardened, adamantine, resolved, perverse, inhuman, indurate, cussed, hard-boiled, pat, opinionated, iron, decided, unfeeling, unflinching, willful, unmerciful, bouldery, Hard-hearted, intransigent, uncharitable, granitelike, unrepentant, Incompliant, insensitive, refractory, ruthless, implacable, take-no-prisoners, unremorseful, pachydermatous, die-hard, unregenerated, cruel, soulless, uncompliant, ironhearted, thick-skinned, callous, granitic, heady, insensate, bouldered, unconquerable, dogmatic, unsympathetic, fixed, remorseless, unrelenting, rocklike, self-opinionated, desensitized, hardhearted, flint, unregenerate, immovable, ossified, slash-and-burn, rocky, unruly, intractable, flinty, cold-blooded, compassionless, contumacious, brassbound, merciless, wayward, impenitent, affectless, inhumane, Inconvincible, unsparing, hardened, Cold-hearted, heartless.
contrary, inelastic, stubborn, rigid, bovine, inflexible, hardheaded, uncompromising, unbendable, Pig-headed, tenacious, mulish, obstinate, adamant, hard-nosed, bigoted, hidebound, bull-headed, pertinacious, resolute, unyielding, brass-bound.
pigheaded, stubborn (adjective)
inflexible, heartless, implacable, thick-skinned, stiff-necked, fixed, adamant, tough, immovable, rigid, obstinate, callous, hard-boiled, hard, hard-nosed, harsh, Hard-hearted, inexorable, mulish, relentless, perverse, unsympathetic, unrelenting, indurate, unfeeling, iron, unyielding, uncompromising, dogged, unbending.
bleak, disciplined, correct, acerbic, rigid, curt, intolerant, caustic, crisp, cool, basic, draconian, censorious, raw, ascetic, imperial, lean, oppressive, icy, exacting, tart, harsh, acute, astringent, piquant, stiff-necked, stringent, grim, keen, unbending, demanding, blunt, fundamental, meticulous, inflexible, relentless, frosty, stark, prudish, rigorous, spartan, intense, short, uncompromising, precise, strait-laced, spare, severe, gruff, cutting, abrupt, sharp, chilly, stern, hidebound, authoritarian, critical, brisk, obstinate, brusque, acrimonious, puritanical, dry, austere, dour, strict.
hard, brave, true, obstinate, spunky, indefatigable, devoted, stony, strong-willed, determined, dogged, bold, unflagging, persistent, courageous, tenacious, diligent, bulldogged, stiff, insistent, indomitable, bullheaded, persevering, tireless, stubborn, steadfast, plucky, resolute, headstrong, strong, fervent, undaunted, decisive, hearty, dauntless, staunch, enduring, faithful, tough, flintlike.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for obdurate:
- He glanced constantly from the obdurate machine to the face of Miss Prescott. - "This Freedom", A. S. M. Hutchinson.
- But Mr. Miller proved obdurate and begged me to buy his interest, which I reluctantly did after all efforts had failed to induce him to let bygones be bygones. - "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie", Andrew Carnegie.
- No, Grace was obdurate. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.