|1.||adhering fixedly to a particular opinion, attitude, course of action, etc|
|2.||self-willed or headstrong|
|3.||difficult to subdue or alleviate; persistent: an obstinate fever|
|[C14: from Latin obstinātus, past participle of obstināre to persist in, from ob- (intensive) + stin-, variant of stare to stand]|
obstinate ob·sti·nate (ŏb'stə-nĭt)
Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, an opinion, or a course of action.
Difficult to alleviate or cure.