Meaning: Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or action; very difficult to change or persuade; refusing to obey.

Synonyms: Stubborn, unyielding, inflexible, unbending, intransigent, intractable, obdurate, mulish, bullheaded, pigheaded, self-willed, headstrong, perverse, recalcitrant, uncooperative, stiff-necked, rigid, uncompromising, implacable.

In Hindi: जिद्दी,  हठपूर्वक अड़ जाना.

Use: Although the little boy knew he was wrong, he was too obstinate to apologize to his parents.

The obstinate protestors refused to leave the office complex.



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