Origin of obstinate
Examples from the Web for obstinate
Obstinate Pierre refuses to care about anything, even when a passing lion threatens to eat him.
The more the Republicans lose, the more stubborn and obstinate they become.Starbucks’ Effort to Solve the Fiscal Cliff Probably Won’t Work|Daniel Gross|December 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He predicted the embattled and obstinate leader will fall in a matter of days.
The vengeance-seeking, obstinate businessman and peace preacher are soon forced into a farcical confrontation.
Scythrop continued entreating Mr. Glowry to leave them alone, but he was obstinate, and would not go.
The majority accordingly converted, the obstinate were extirpated.
But our friend Lord John is, as you know, as obstinate as a whole drove of pigs, and will always take his own way.
But she could not say that in such a matter Emily would not be obstinate.Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite|Anthony Trollope
And now I will ask you a question: how can I be astute, if you think me obstinate?Three Plays|Luigi Pirandello
British Dictionary definitions for obstinate
Word Origin for obstinate
Word Origin and History for obstinate
mid-14c., from Latin obstinatus "resolute, resolved, determined, inflexible, stubborn," past participle of obstinare "persist, stand stubbornly, set one's mind on," from ob "by" (see ob-) + stinare, related to stare "stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Related: Obstinately.