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ob•sti•nate



Pronunciation: (ob'stu-nit), [key]
adj.
1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs.
3. not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds.
4. not yielding readily to treatment, as a disease.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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