Word of the Day 

obstinate adjective1 : perversely adhering to an opinionpurpose, or course in spite of reasonarguments, or persuasion 2 : not easily overcome or removed 

As usualUncle Mitch remainedobstinate in his opinion even thoughthe facts were clearly stacked againsthim. 

“The obstinate 55-year-old tenantwho refused to vacate her crumblingEast Harlem apartment building so that it could be renovated was evicted last month.” — Jan RansomDaily News (New York), October 29, 2014

Did you know?
If you’re obstinate, you’re just plainstubbornObstinatedoggedstubborn, and mulish all mean thatsomeone is unwilling to changecourse or give up a belief or planObstinate suggests an unreasonablepersistence; it’s often a negativewordDogged implies that someonegoes after something without evertiring or quitting; it can be morepositiveStubborn indicates a resistance to changewhich may or may not be admirableSomeone who displays a really unreasonabledegree of stubbornness couldaccurately be described as mulish.


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