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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 ?
For the last two days I have been dead, slain by the thought of the cruelty with which thou hast treated me, obdurate knight,
But at one part of the line there was a grim and obdurate group that made no movement.
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.
A little more, in truth, and it will be all extinguished for Sir Leicester; and the damp door in the mausoleum which shuts so tight, and looks so obdurate, will have opened and received him.
Late the next afternoon Tarzan and his Waziri returned with the first load of "belongings," and when the party saw the ancient ingots of virgin gold they swarmed upon the ape-man with a thousand questions; but he was smilingly obdurate to their appeals--he declined to give them the slightest clew as to the source of his immense treasure.
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.
Miss Dartle,' said I, 'if you can be so obdurate as not to feel for this afflicted mother -'
Say, rather, that it is your own image, loveliest incorporation of perceptible incarnations," interrupted Tom, determined to go for the whole, and recalling some rare specimens of magazine eloquence-- "Talk not of images, obdurate maid, when you are nothing but an image yourself.
He said the peasants were obdurate and that at the present moment it would be imprudent to "overresist" them without an armed force, and would it not be better first to send for the military?
She begged permission to remain, and promised to turn her back, and so on, but I was obdurate, and she then delivered herself of a passionately affectionate farewell to her charge, which was really all directed against me, and ended with these powerful words: "And if he takes off your socks, my pretty, may he be blasted for evermore.
I was somewhat dismayed at my appearance on looking in the glass: the cold wind had swelled and reddened my hands, uncurled and entangled my hair, and dyed my face of a pale purple; add to this my collar was horridly crumpled, my frock splashed with mud, my feet clad in stout new boots, and as the trunks were not brought up, there was no remedy; so having smoothed my hair as well as I could, and repeatedly twitched my obdurate collar, I proceeded to clomp down the two flights of stairs, philosophizing as I went; and with some difficulty found my way into the room where Mrs.
Purposely he hesitated and haggled over the amount, but Paulvitch was obdurate.