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  • obdurately — obdurate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stubbornly refusing to change one s opinion or course of action. DERIVATIVES obduracy noun obdurately adverb obdurateness noun. ORIGIN Latin obduratus, from durare harden …   English terms dictionary

  • Obdurately — Obdurate Ob du*rate, a. [L. obduratus, p. p. of obdurare to harden; ob (see Ob )+ durare to harden, durus hard. See {Dure}.] 1. Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard hearted; stubbornly wicked. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obdurately — adverb see obdurate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obdurately — See obdurate. * * * …   Universalium

  • obdurately — adverb In an obdurate manner; stubbornly, intractably or inflexibly …   Wiktionary

  • obdurately — É‘bdjÉ™rÉ™tlɪ / É’bdjÊŠr adv. in a stubborn manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obdurately — ob·du·rate·ly …   English syllables

  • obdurately — adverb in a stubborn unregenerate manner she remained stubbornly in the same position • Syn: ↑stubbornly, ↑pig headedly, ↑mulishly, ↑obstinately, ↑cussedly • Derived from adjective: ↑cussed …   Useful english dictionary

  • obdurate — obdurately, adv. obdurateness, n. /ob doo rit, dyoo /, adj. 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner. [1400 50; late ME… …   Universalium

  • mumpsimus — n. view obdurately held even when proven wrong; one who obdurately holds an erroneous belief; an inaccurate word or spelling which has become formally absorbed into a language through frequent usage …   English contemporary dictionary

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