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
I have known great cures done by obstinate
resolution of drinking no wine. Sir W.
No ass so meek, no ass so
Of sense and outward things.
2. Not yielding; not easily subdued or
removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate
Syn. -- Stubborn; inflexible; immovable; firm;
pertinacious; persistent; headstrong; opinionated; unyielding;
refractory; contumacious. See Stubborn.
-- Ob"sti*nate*ly, adv. --