Synonyms for obstinate

Synonyms for (verb) obstinate

Synonyms: obstinate

Definition: persist stubbornly

Usage: he obstinates himself against all rational arguments

Similar words: hold on, hang in, hang on, persevere, persist

Definition: be persistent, refuse to stop

Usage: he persisted to call me every night; The child persisted and kept asking questions

Synonyms for (adjective) obstinate

Synonyms: contrary, wayward, obstinate, perverse

Definition: resistant to guidance or discipline

Usage: Mary Mary quite contrary; an obstinate child with a violent temper; a perverse mood; wayward behavior

Similar words: disobedient

Definition: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

Usage: disobedient children


Synonyms: unrepentant, obdurate, obstinate, cussed

Definition: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

Similar words: unregenerate, unregenerated

Definition: not reformed morally or spiritually

Usage: unregenerate human nature; unregenerate conservatism


Synonyms: unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn

Definition: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

Similar words: bloody-minded, cantankerous

Definition: stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

Usage: unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders- Spectator


Similar words: bolshy, stroppy

Definition: obstreperous


Similar words: bullet-headed, bullheaded, pigheaded

Definition: obstinate and stupid


Similar words: unyielding, dogged, dour, tenacious, persistent, pertinacious

Definition: stubbornly unyielding

Usage: dogged persistence; dour determination; the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics; a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it- T.S.Eliot; men tenacious of opinion


Similar words: contrarious, cross-grained

Definition: difficult to deal with


Similar words: determined

Definition: devoting full strength and concentrated attention to

Usage: made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters


Similar words: mulish, hardheaded

Definition: unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack


Similar words: stiff-necked

Definition: haughtily stubborn

Usage: a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin


Similar words: strong-minded, strong-willed

Definition: having a determined will