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4 definitions found
 for Obdurate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obdurate \Ob"du*rate\, v. t.
     To harden. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obdurate \Ob"du*rate\, a. [L. obduratus, p. p. of obdurare to
     harden; ob (see Ob-)+ durare to harden, durus hard. See
     Dure.]
     1. Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying
        influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked.
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              The very custom of evil makes the heart obdurate
              against whatsoever instructions to the contrary.
                                                    --Hooker.
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              Art thou obdurate, flinty, hard as steel,
              Nay, more than flint, for stone at rain relenteth?
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable. "Obdurate
        consonants." --Swift.
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     Note: Sometimes accented on the second syllable, especially
           by the older poets.
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                 There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
                                                    --Cowper.
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     Syn: Hard; firm; unbending; inflexible; unyielding; stubborn;
          obstinate; impenitent; callous; unfeeling; insensible;
          unsusceptible.
  
     Usage: Obdurate, Callous, Hardened. Callous denotes a
            deadening of the sensibilities; as, a callous
            conscience. Hardened implies a general and settled
            disregard for the claims of interest, duty, and
            sympathy; as, hardened in vice. Obdurate implies an
            active resistance of the heart and will aganst the
            pleadings of compassion and humanity.
            [1913 Webster] -- Ob"du*rate*ly, adv. --
            Ob"du*rate*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  obdurate
      adj 1: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing [syn: cussed,
             obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant]
      2: showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty
         gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate
         heart" [syn: flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate,
         stony]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "obdurate":
     adamant, asleep, benumbed, bony, brazen, callous, calloused,
     case-hardened, cement, cemental, cold, cold of heart, coldblooded,
     coldhearted, concrete, conscienceless, corneous, dead, deadened,
     dense, diamondlike, dogged, dour, dull, dure, firm, flinthearted,
     flintlike, flinty, fundamentalist, granitelike, granitic, hard,
     hard as nails, hard of heart, hard-bitten, hard-boiled, hard-nosed,
     hard-set, hardened, hardhearted, heartless, hidebound, horny,
     immovable, impassible, impenitent, imperceptive, impercipient,
     impliable, indurated, inexorable, inflexible, insensate,
     insensible, insensitive, insentient, insolent, inured, iron,
     iron-hard, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, ironlike, lapideous,
     lithoid, lithoidal, lost to shame, marble, marblelike, mulish,
     muscle-bound, numb, numbed, obstinate, obtuse, orthodox, osseous,
     procrustean, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic, relentless,
     resistant, resistive, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous,
     rockbound, rocklike, rocky, seared, shameless, solid, steellike,
     steely, stiff, stiff-necked, stonelike, stony, stonyhearted,
     straightlaced, straitlaced, stubborn, thick-skinned, thick-witted,
     tough, unabject, unbending, unblushing, uncompassionate,
     uncompromising, uncontrite, unemotional, unfeeling, unfelt,
     unmelted, unmerciful, unnatural, unperceptive, unrelenting,
     unrepentant, unrepenting, unresponsive, unsoftened, unsympathetic,
     untouched, unyielding
  
  

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