Obdurate Definition

ŏbdo͝o-rĭt, -dyo͝o-
Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable.
American Heritage
Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted.
Webster's New World
Hardened and unrepenting; impenitent.
Webster's New World
Not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible.
Webster's New World

Origin of Obdurate

  • Middle English obdurat from Late Latin obdūrātus past participle of obdūrāre to harden from Latin to be hard, endure ob- intensive pref. ob– dūrus hard deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Mid 15th century, from Latin obduratus (“hardened"), form of obdÅ«rō, from ob- (“against") + dÅ«rō (“harden, render hard"), from durus (“hard"). Compare durable, endure.

    From Wiktionary

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