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ob·du·rate

 (ŏb′do͝o-rĭt, -dyo͝o-)
adj.
1. Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable: "Everyone in the region has been obdurate in water negotiations with everyone else" (Marq de Villiers).
2.
a. Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent: "obdurate conscience of the old sinner" (Sir Walter Scott).
b. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted: an obdurate miser.

[Middle English obdurat, from Late Latin obdūrātus, past participle of obdūrāre, to harden, from Latin, to be hard, endure : ob-, intensive pref.; see ob- + dūrus, hard; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

ob′du·rate·ly adv.
ob′du·ra·cy (-do͝or-ə-sē, -dyo͝or-), ob′du·rate·ness n.

obdurate

(ˈɒbdjʊrɪt)
adj
1. not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted
2. impervious to persuasion, esp to moral persuasion
[C15: from Latin obdūrāre to make hard, from ob- (intensive) + dūrus hard; compare endure]
ˈobduracy, ˈobdurateness n
ˈobdurately adv

ob•du•rate

(ˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-)

adj.
1. unmoved by persuasion or pity; unyielding.
2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; impenitent: an obdurate sinner.
[1400–50; late Middle English obdurat < Latin obdūrāre to harden, be persistent =ob- ob- + dūrāre to harden, derivative of durus hard]
ob′du•rate•ly, adv.
ob′du•rate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obdurate - stubbornly persistent in wrongdoingobdurate - stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
unregenerated, unregenerate - not reformed morally or spiritually; "unregenerate human nature"; "unregenerate conservatism"
2.obdurate - showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
hardhearted, heartless - lacking in feeling or pity or warmth

obdurate

obdurate

adjective
Translations

obdurate

[ˈɒbdjʊrɪt] ADJ (= stubborn) → obstinado, terco; (= unyielding) → inflexible, firme

obdurate

[ˈɒbdjʊrət] adj
[person] → obstiné(e)
to remain obdurate → s'obstiner
[refusal] → obstiné

obdurate

adj (= stubborn)hartnäckig; sinnerverstockt, halsstarrig; (= hard-hearted)unnachgiebig, unerbittlich

obdurate

[ˈɒbdjʊrɪt] (frm) adj (unyielding) → irremovibile; (stubborn) → caparbio/a, pervicace; (hard-hearted) → insensibile
References in classic literature ?
exclaimed the obdurate Hawkeye; "his death is certain, and we have no powder to spare, for Indian fights sometimes last for days; "tis their scalps or ours
In the end Marija said that she would help with ten dollars; and Jurgis being still obdurate, Elzbieta went in tears and begged the money from the neighbors, and so little Kristoforas had a mass and a hearse with white plumes on it, and a tiny plot in a graveyard with a wooden cross to mark the place.
Sunday offered an opportunity to put the matter before her father, who proved obdurate.
If any one wishes to be im- pressed with the soul-killing effects of slavery, let him go to Colonel Lloyd's plantation, and, on allow- ance-day, place himself in the deep pine woods, and there let him, in silence, analyze the sounds that shall pass through the chambers of his soul,--and if he is not thus impressed, it will only be because "there is no flesh in his obdurate heart.
Catherine, by instinct, must have divined it was obdurate perversity, and not dislike, that prompted this dogged conduct; for, after remaining an instant undecided, she stooped and impressed on his cheek a gentle kiss.
Murdstone, 'a sullen obdurate disposition is, of all tempers, the worst.
Jaggers stood quite still and silent, and apparently quite obdurate, under this appeal, I turned to Wemmick, and said, "Wemmick, I know you to be a man with a gentle heart.
This upper robe concealed what at first view seemed rather inconsistent with its form, a shirt, namely, of linked mail, with sleeves and gloves of the same, curiously plaited and interwoven, as flexible to the body as those which are now wrought in the stocking-loom, out of less obdurate materials.
But though an obdurate boy on most occasions, he proved complaisant on this, and withdrew to the high road, where he made over one of his pennies to a phantom gambler, and tossed with him until recalled from his dual state by the appearance of Fairholme's party.
Who could have thought that Don Fernando, a highborn gentleman, intelligent, bound to me by gratitude for my services, one that could win the object of his love wherever he might set his affections, could have become so obdurate, as they say, as to rob me of my one ewe lamb that was not even yet in my possession?
She was obdurate, and at last the lad appeared to acquiesce in his mother's decision that the ape must be returned to Africa and the boy to school, from which he had been absent on vacation.
But at one part of the line there was a grim and obdurate group that made no movement.