Wednesday Word for April 8, 2020

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

  1. Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing.
  2. Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action.
  3. Unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings.

History

First seen in 15th century Middle English, borrowed from Late Latin obdūrātus, going back to Latin, past participle of obdūrāre “to harden, be persistent, hold out,” from ob-, perfective prefix + dūrāre “to harden, hold out, endure.”

~https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obdurate

Synonyms

callous, pitiless, uncharitable

Antonyms

generous, humane, sympathetic

Usage and Examples

Here are a couple of examples:

  • He is known for his obdurate determination.
  • Obdurate and quick to judge, the detective believed every suspect was guilty.

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