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


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

      adv : in a stubborn unregenerate manner; "she remained stubbornly
            in the same position" [syn: stubbornly, pig-headedly,
             obdurately, mulishly, cussedly]