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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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  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde says low inflation can hit European growth
    "Obstinately low inflation can seriously undermine growth," said Lagarde, who hinted that the 3.6% global growth forecast for 2014 may have to be trimmed. Read more on this news related to 'Obstinately'
  • IMF chief warns low inflation could undermine eurozone growth prospects
    "Obstinately low inflation can seriously undermine growth," Christine Lagarde warned in a speech in Paris. Read more on this news related to 'Obstinately'
  • IMF chief says low inflation could hit European growth
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned on Friday that low inflation could damage growth in Europe and urged the European Central Bank to maintain a flexible policy. The former French economy minister also urged caution over asset prices, which she said could be too high in relation to fundamentals. "Obstinately low inflation can seriously undermine growth," Read more on this news related to 'Obstinately'

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