1. [syn: stubbornly, pig-headedly, obdurately, mulishly, obstinately, cussedly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obdurate \Ob"du*rate\, a. [L. obduratus, p. p. of obdurare to
harden; ob (see Ob-)+ durare to harden, durus hard. See
1. Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying
influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked.
The very custom of evil makes the heart obdurate
against whatsoever instructions to the contrary.
Art thou obdurate, flinty, hard as steel,
Nay, more than flint, for stone at rain relenteth?
2. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable. "Obdurate
Note: Sometimes accented on the second syllable, especially
by the older poets.
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
Syn: Hard; firm; unbending; inflexible; unyielding; stubborn;
obstinate; impenitent; callous; unfeeling; insensible;
Usage: Obdurate, Callous, Hardened. Callous denotes a
deadening of the sensibilities; as, a callous
conscience. Hardened implies a general and settled
disregard for the claims of interest, duty, and
sympathy; as, hardened in vice. Obdurate implies an
active resistance of the heart and will aganst the
pleadings of compassion and humanity.
[1913 Webster] -- Ob"du*rate*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a stubborn unregenerate manner; "she remained
stubbornly in the same position" [syn: stubbornly,
pig-headedly, obdurately, mulishly, obstinately,