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One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.

Walter began to breathe quickly, and his lips were agitated; then he set them obstinately.

The latter had not opened his lips since he had so obstinately resumed his work.

And so during the third year he obstinately toiled on a work of revolt.

While I was obstinately persevering a plan dawned on my mind.

Brocq, whose eyes were obstinately lowered, saw nothing of this.

And from that moment she obstinately refused to reply to any question that was put to her.

But those clever men cling so obstinately to their own ideas.

But Pascal paid no heed to him, obstinately determined to die on his feet.

"But I don't want to see it," the mother retorted; obstinately.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Latin obstinatus "resolute, resolved, determined, inflexible, stubborn," past participle of obstinare "persist, stand stubbornly, set one's mind on," from ob "by" (see ob-) + stinare, related to stare "stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Related: Obstinately.

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