I adjective callous, cold, decided, determined, dogged, dogmatic, dogmatical, firm, hard, hardbitten, hardened, hardhearted, harsh, headstrong, heartless, immovable, immutable, impervious, impossible to influence, incorrigible, indifferent, indurate, indurated, inexorable, inflexible, insensitive, intractable, intransigent, invariable, iron-hearted, irreclaimable, merciless, mulish, obstinate, opinionated, opinionative, pertinacious, pervicacious, pig-headed, positive, recalcitrant, refractory, relentless, remorseless, resolute, stony, strong-minded, strong-willed, stubborn, tenacious, unalterable, unbending, uncaring, unchangeable, uncompassionate, uncompromising, unconcerned, uncontrollable, unfeeling, unforgiving, ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmerciful, unpitying, unrelenting, unresponsive, unstirred, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouched, unyielding, willful II index callous, cold-blooded, disobedient, implacable, incorrigible, inexorable, inflexible, insusceptible (uncaring), intractable, pertinacious, recusant, relentless, remorseless, reprobate, resolute, restive, rigid, ruthless, severe, strict, unaffected (uninfluenced), unalterable, unbending, uncompromising, uncontrollable, unrelenting, unyielding, willful

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  • Obdurate — Ob du*rate, a. [L. obduratus, p. p. of obdurare to harden; ob (see Ob )+ durare to harden, durus hard. See {Dure}.] 1. Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard hearted; stubbornly wicked. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obdurate — Ob du*rate, v. t. To harden. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obdurate — (adj.) mid 15c., stubborn; hardened, from L. obduratus hardened, pp. of obdurare to harden, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + durare harden, render hard, from durus hard (see ENDURE (Cf. e …   Etymology dictionary

  • obdurate — inexorable, *inflexible, adamant, adamantine Analogous words: *hardened, indurated, callous: *obstinate, stubborn, mulish, stiff necked: *immovable, immobile Contrasted words: *tender, compassionate: yielding, submitting, succumbing, relenting… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • obdurate — [adj] pigheaded, stubborn adamant, bullhead*, callous, cold fish*, dogged, firm, fixed, hanging tough*, hard, hard boiled*, hard hearted*, hard nosed*, harsh, heartless, immovable, implacable, indurate, inexorable, inflexible, iron*, mean,… …   New thesaurus

  • obdurate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stubbornly refusing to change one s opinion or course of action. DERIVATIVES obduracy noun obdurately adverb obdurateness noun. ORIGIN Latin obduratus, from durare harden …   English terms dictionary

  • obdurate — [äb′door it, äb′dyoorit] adj. [ME < L obduratus, pp. of obdurare, to harden < ob , intens. (see OB ) + durare, to harden < durus, hard: see DURESS] 1. not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted 2. hardened and unrepenting;… …   English World dictionary

  • obdurate — [[t]ɒ̱bdjʊrət, AM dʊr [/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as obdurate, you think that they are being unreasonable in their refusal to change their decision or opinion. [FORMAL] Parts of the administration may be changing but… …   English dictionary

  • obdurate — obdurately, adv. obdurateness, n. /ob doo rit, dyoo /, adj. 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner. [1400 50; late ME… …   Universalium

  • obdurate — adjective /ˈɒbdjʊrət,ˈɒbdjʊrɪt,ˈɑːbdjʊrɪt,ˈɑːbdʊrɪt/ Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent. But custom maketh blind and obdurate Syn: hardened, hard hearted, impertinent, intractable, unrepentant …   Wiktionary

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