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obstinate

ob stuh nuht

  • v  persist stubbornly
    he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
  • a  tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  • s  stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  • s  resistant to guidance or discipline
    an obstinate child with a violent temper

  • 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.
  • Im not talking about the regime's obstinate reaction or the brutality it unleashed on the streets of Tehran this past weekend.
  • On BBC's Brains Trust program (Britain's sprightly Town Meeting of the Air), he had humorously conjugated an "irregular verb" as "I am firm; you are obstinate; he is a pig .
News & Articles

  • 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 .
    June 14, 2013 - FindLaw
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Dorchester Reporter
Quotes

  • Richard J Codey in Newsday
    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.
  • Bo Ryan in ESPN
    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."

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