obstinate obstinate  /ˈɑb stə nət/


  1. (v) persist stubbornly
  2. (adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  3. (adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  4. (adj) resistant to guidance or discipline


  1. The critical unknown is whether the escalating pressures will lead the theocracy to compromise or make it even more obstinate once it reaches the negotiating table.
  2. Im not talking about the regime's obstinate reaction or the brutality it unleashed on the streets of Tehran this past weekend.
  3. Generating iPS cells is hit or miss to begin with while skin cells are a plentiful starting material, they are obstinate.


  1. Top 10 'Bad Dads': A Father's Day Lineup

    You may think of your father as overbearing or obstinate, but is he as bad as these dads? Riley Choate. This abusive father got 80 years in prison for giving a new meaning to "time out": He locked his son in a dog cage, beating and starving him until he died .
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FindLaw

  2. Warren wants ‘short-sales’ cleared by fed agency

    Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor Senator Elizabeth Warren Some struggling homeowners in Massachusetts are being forced out of their homes due to a federal agency’s obstinate policy on so-called “short sales,” activists and housing experts say. The agency in question, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-supported organizations that handle ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Dorchester Reporter


  1. "We'll give diplomacy a chance to work," Mr. Bush said. "If they (Iranian leaders) continue to be completely obstinate, there will be additional sanctions."
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CBS News

  2. "New Jersey will now be a part of the front line in the search for cures to some of our most obstinate afflictions," said Senate President Richard J. Codey, D-Essex.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Richard J Codey Source: Newsday

  3. "I've been fortunate to get guys willing to buy into that for 30 years," Ryan said of his formula. "That's where I'm lucky or obstinate not to accept anything else. I don't know which it is."
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Bo Ryan Source: ESPN

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /