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Definition of obstinate:

  1. Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions.
  2. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; - usually implying unreasonableness.


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