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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-)
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]
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adjective obstinate, firm, dogged, determined, fixed, iron, persistent, relentless, adamant, stubborn, intractable, inflexible, wilful, unrelenting, tenacious, inexorable, implacable, steadfast, unyielding, intransigent, immovable, headstrong, strong-minded, unbending, stiff-necked, unshakeable or unshakable, refractory, pig-headed, mulish, contumacious, pertinacious, indurate (rare), proof against persuasion, unimpressible The administration have been obdurate defenders of the status quo.
yielding, flexible, compliant, amenable, submissive, malleable, pliant, tractable, biddable
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hard and fast
hard of hearing
They were greatly shocked--even the obdurate Heart of Sir Edward and the insensible one of Augusta, were touched with sorrow, by the unhappy tale.
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.
But at one part of the line there was a grim and obdurate group that made no movement.
Obèanská Demokratická Strana
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