This man looks obdurate.
The definition of obdurate is stubborn or not easily moved to sympathy.
An example of obdurate is a judge who sentences a man without feeling.
- not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
- hardened and unrepenting; impenitent
- not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
Origin of obdurateMiddle English from Classical Latin obduratus, past participle of obdurare, to harden from ob-, intensive (see ob-) + durare, to harden from durus, hard: see duress
- Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable: “Everyone in the region has been obdurate in water negotiations with everyone else” ( Marq de Villiers )
- a. Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent: “obdurate conscience of the old sinner” ( Sir Walter Scott )b. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted: an obdurate miser.
Origin of obdurateMiddle English obdurat from Late Latin obdūrātus past participle of obdūrāre to harden from Latin to be hard, endure ob- intensive pref. ; see ob- . dūrus hard ; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- ob′du·ra·cy ob′du·rate·ness
(comparative more obdurate, superlative most obdurate)