Antonyms for obdurately

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

Definition of obdurately

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.
  • As in obstinately : adv stubbornly
  • As in firmly : adv with determination
Example sentences :
  • "It is our only chance," he said obdurately, in answer to her protests.
  • Extract from : « Coniston, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • The peddler pressed his goods, Mrs. Sharpe obdurately declined.
  • Extract from : « The Unseen Bridgegroom » by May Agnes Fleming
  • "I don't aim ter bushwack ner layway nobody," went on Thornton, obdurately.
  • Extract from : « The Roof Tree » by Charles Neville Buck
  • If they did not see, or obdurately refused to understand, he did not consider it part of his task to overcome them.
  • Extract from : « The Philosophy of Spinoza » by Baruch de Spinoza
  • "I'm obleeged ter ask hit, Blossom," he obdurately answered.
  • Extract from : « When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry » by Charles Neville Buck
  • "I don't know nothin' about checks an' sometimes banks bust," she obdurately insisted.
  • Extract from : « A Pagan of the Hills » by Charles Neville Buck
  • What thou hast failed in concealing thou mayest be so obdurately wicked as to attempt to justify.
  • Extract from : « Jane Talbot » by Charles Brockden Brown
  • "Dern' a Major or a Colonel don't make it much better," said Si, obdurately, but with much more respect.
  • Extract from : « Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) » by John McElroy
  • Where his own health was concerned he obdurately refused to listen to reason.
  • Extract from : « Booker T. Washington » by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
  • But still she held Mr. Bellingham's arm, obdurately refusing to dance.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Claudius, A True Story » by F. Marion Crawford

Synonyms for obdurately

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