- unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
- stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner.
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Related Words for obdurateadamant, callous, dogged, firm, fixed, hard, hard-boiled, hard-nosed, harsh, heartless, immovable, implacable, inexorable, inflexible, iron, mean, mulish, obstinate, perverse, relentless
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Contemporary Examples of obdurate
Yet instead of scaling back their political ambitions in the face of an obdurate reality, they are escalating them.Are Moderate Republicans Useless?
January 29, 2013
It happened because of massive and obdurate resistance to reasonable change.A Little Charlotte History
September 4, 2012
Historical Examples of obdurate
Mrs Varden was obdurate, and being so was not to be overcome by mortal agency.Barnaby Rudge
But, when she found Jane obdurate, Mrs. Snow might have surrendered.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
"Obdurate, indeed, is the case that will not yield to such medicine as mine," she said.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
But thanks to Providence, all hearts were not so obdurate as Rita's.
"She told me she 'd not see anybody, sir," was the obdurate reply.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
- not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted
- impervious to persuasion, esp to moral persuasion