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Those who may have been obstinate about the vaccines when called by a pollster seem to have been a bit more flexible when called by their bosses.

In Illinois, one parent was so obstinate in her refusal to properly wear her mask, she was arrested and banned from school grounds.

While some people may face legitimate obstacles, others are just obstinate.

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Her call was greeted with skepticism by some who see unions as having been overly cautious or outright obstinate.

In practice, though, it’s a mechanism that allows a lone obstinate voice to deny the majority the ability to govern.

From Time

Obstinate Pierre refuses to care about anything, even when a passing lion threatens to eat him.

The president also learned that the Palestinians and the Arab states were every bit as obstinate as Netanyahu.

The more the Republicans lose, the more stubborn and obstinate they become.

It is the story of a village of unlikely Davids going up against a notoriously obstinate governmental Goliath.

He predicted the embattled and obstinate leader will fall in a matter of days.

The battle was for a long time maintained by both armies with obstinate energy.

Now this is what we call a "pursuit of knowledge under difficulties" of the most obstinate kind.

Obstinate as he was, the girl's frank honesty conquered the angry old man.

They are sometimes obstinate and are desperate fighters, squealing and neighing on all occasions.

The men in charge of the boat were slow and obstinate, and consequently it took a long time for all to get across the river.


On this page you'll find 136 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obstinate, such as: adamant, dogmatic, headstrong, inflexible, intransigent, and recalcitrant.

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