Wednesday, September 29, 1999
obdurate adjective [OB-duh-rit; -dyuh-] Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
Definitions for obdurate
- Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
- Resistant to persuasion; unyielding.
- Hard; harsh; rugged; rough.
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Citations for obdurate
The obdurate conscience of the old sinner.
The King appearing obdurate, she abandons her plea.
Origin of obdurate
late Middle English
Obdurate derives from the past participle of Latin obdurare, "to be hard against," from ob-, "against" + durus, "hard."