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adjective obstinate pronunciation in British English /ˈɒbstɪnət/
  1. 1
    not willing to be reasonable and change your plans, ideas, or behaviour
    I now see that my obstinate refusal caused problems for everyone.
  2. 2
    [usually before noun] difficult to remove
    This soap will remove the most obstinate stains.

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Jenny stuck obstinately to her original plan.


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