obdurateness

obdurate

[ob-doo-rit, -dyoo-]
adjective
1.
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
2.
stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English obdurat < Latin obdūrātus (past participle of obdūrāre to harden), equivalent to ob- ob- + dūr(us) hard + -ātus -ate1

obdurately, adverb
obdurateness, noun
unobdurate, adjective
unobdurately, adverb
unobdurateness, noun


1. hard, obstinate, callous, unbending, inflexible. 2. unregenerate, reprobate, shameless.


1. soft, tractable. 2. humble, repentant.
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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]
 
'obduracy
 
n
 
'obdurateness
 
n
 
'obdurately
 
adv

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obdurate
mid-15c., from L. obduratus "hardened," pp. of obdurare "harden," from ob "against" + durare "harden, render hard," from durus "hard" (see endure).
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