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Yet instead of scaling back their political ambitions in the face of an obdurate reality, they are escalating them.

Supporters of the president will rally, but opponents of the president will become more obdurate.

It happened because of massive and obdurate resistance to reasonable change.

We tried to reason with him, but he became increasingly obdurate.

And is it possible that the Doa can be obdurate to such irresistible attractions?

Still, the Prince foresaw the future, and appealed to the Emperor himself, but the Emperor was obdurate.

Many of these pipes are sculptured from the most obdurate stones and display great delicacy of workmanship.

The old woman meanwhile tried to soften the obdurate wall with melted butter and new milk—but in vain.

The most obdurate heart could not have exacted further patience, and Cæsar instantly gave in.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obdurate, such as: adamant, bullhead, callous, cold fish, dogged, and firm.

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