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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ob·sti·nate /ˈɑbstənət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ob·sti·nate /ˈɑbstənət/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·sti·nate a.
 1. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness.
    I have known great cures done by obstinate resolution of drinking no wine.   --Sir W. Temple.
    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) 2.0

      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]
      v : persist stubbornly; "he obstinates himself against all
          rational arguments"