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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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  • Manchester United and Ángel di María cannot find a way past Burnley
    Saturday Clockwatch as it happened Ángel di María or not, Manchester United are still looking for their first win of the season. While the new record transfer acquitted himself well here before departing after an hour, his team-mates obstinately remained as leaden and uninspired as ever. Di María is bound to improve Uniteds midfield, almost anybody would at the Read more on this news related to 'Obstinately'

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