Adjective(1) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing(2) showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
(1) One Cape Town newspaper headline screamed: ├ö├ç├┐Just say yes, Mr President├ö├ç├û but Mbeki remained obdurate .(2) As decreed by what was called the Holy Office at that time, the dwellers in Hell included those it had condemned for obdurate heresy.(3) Meanwhile, time alone probably will not have unevolved the obdurate and ancient instinct that all humans bear.(4) Those fields didn't miraculously appear there - they were lovingly hewn from the obdurate landscape by men like Willie Corduff and his ancestors.(5) His image as an obdurate hardman culminated in the notorious case where he bit reporter Frank Oliver's nose.(6) But I think it saddened him to see people obdurate , unwilling to let go of doctrinaire positions instead of facing issues on their merits.(7) They are, after all, award-winning teachers, however obdurate a pupil the federal government is proving.(8) Two minutes into second half the visitors' obdurate defence finally cracked, for the first time in 280 minutes.(9) The husband looked up from poking the washing machine with his screwdriver to suggest I was being obdurate .(10) But with Liverpool likely to field a weakened team to face an obdurate Burnley side buoyed by back-to-back wins and clean sheets, it may not be such a foregone conclusion.(11) Its best to get in reasonably early as it can be fiendishly difficult to get into, and the doorstaff can be unyielding and obdurate , despite your silver-tongued attempts to gain access.(12) The Egyptian polity, remarkably obdurate for the past quarter of a century and deeply rooted in authoritarian structures established more than 50 years ago, is apparently coming apart at the seams.(13) Over the next few weeks, Rosemary discovered that several other people had planned to open small shops in Camembert, only to give up after encountering obdurate bureaucracy.(14) This was Australia at their obdurate best, probing for every run and every sign of weakness, inching towards respectability and a dangerously competitive total on a pitch of uneven bounce.(15) There is no doubting their commitment, however, and they will continue to offer obdurate opposition for the rest of the challengers.(16) No one but the most obdurate can fail to acknowledge that the main political problem that has convulsed this beautiful State is still a long way from being resolved.
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