Antonyms for obdurate

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ob-doo-rit, -dyoo-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-

Definition of obdurate

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "stubborn; hardened," from Latin obduratus "hardened," past participle of obdurare "be hard, hold out, persist, endure," from ob "against" (see ob-) + durare "harden, render hard," from durus "hard" (see endure). Related: Obdurately.
  • adj pigheaded, stubborn
Example sentences :
  • Mrs Varden was obdurate, and being so was not to be overcome by mortal agency.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • But, when she found Jane obdurate, Mrs. Snow might have surrendered.
  • Extract from : « The Portygee » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • "Obdurate, indeed, is the case that will not yield to such medicine as mine," she said.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • But thanks to Providence, all hearts were not so obdurate as Rita's.
  • Extract from : « A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties » by Charles Major
  • "She told me she 'd not see anybody, sir," was the obdurate reply.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • She does not want to see me, thinks Abbot, and that looks as though Viva were obdurate.
  • Extract from : « A War-Time Wooing » by Charles King
  • "We'll see whether it'll be an improvement first," said the obdurate O'Reirdon.
  • Extract from : « Stories of Comedy » by Various
  • Then she pleaded, finding him obdurate: "If you won't go for me, then go for your father."
  • Extract from : « Riders of the Silences » by John Frederick
  • A mother's tear may be disregarded, but the sigh of a mistress has changed the most obdurate.
  • Extract from : « Tancred » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • The Augusta was obdurate and without her they did not care to act.
  • Extract from : « "Unto Caesar" » by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Synonyms for obdurate

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