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Obstinately Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    obstinately adv : in a stubborn unregenerate manner; "she remained stubbornly in the same position" [syn: stubbornly, pig-headedly, obdurately, mulishly, cussedly]
Obstinately Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Obstinate \Ob"sti*nate\, a. [L. obstinatus, p. p. of obstinare to set about a thing with firmness, to persist in; ob (see Ob-) + a word from the root of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf.Destine.]
  1. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness. I have known great cures done by obstinate resolution of drinking no wine. --Sir W. Temple. No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate. --Pope. Of sense and outward things. --Wordsworth.
  2. Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions. Syn: Stubborn; inflexible; immovable; firm; pertinacious; persistent; headstrong; opinionated; unyielding; refractory; contumacious. See Stubborn. -- Ob"sti*nate*ly, adv. -- Ob"sti*nate*ness, n.

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