obstinately obstinately


  • (adv) in a stubborn unregenerate manner


  1. The French critics may not agree, but with its easy juxtaposition of styles and obstinately hopeful narrative, Welcome to the Voice does make for a decidedly modern opera.
  2. But my wife has remained obstinately thin, and that is refreshing.
  3. Senator Obama opposed removing the dictator in Iraq, and now obstinately opposes the need to defend the young democracy in that country -- even with victory so clearly in sight.


  • Jon Wertheim: The legacy of Venus and Serena Williams

    NEW YORK -- Legacy is one of those words that gets heavy rotation in sports. And especially here at the U.S. Open, where the grounds are named for Billie Jean King and the main stadium is dedicated for Arthur Ashe. Legacy, though, is one of those words that obstinately resists definition, no matter how hard we try.
    on August 30, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. "It is hard to understand how there can be people who obstinately work for destruction," Zen said.
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Cardinal Joseph Zen Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Buyer said the Senate has "obstinately refused to support an innovative" project "despite intense negotiations."
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Steve Buyer Source: NavyTimes.com

  3. "The Roman Catholic Church believes that evangelicals are in spiritual danger for obstinately and disobediently excluding ourselves from submission to its universal claims and its papacy," Mohler wrote. "Evangelicals are concerned that...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Albert Mohler Source: BP News

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