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 for Obstinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obstinate \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 implying
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              I have known great cures done by obstinate
              resolution of drinking no wine.       --Sir W.
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              No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate.  --Pope.
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              Of sense and outward things.          --Wordsworth.
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     2. Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate
        fever; obstinate obstructions.
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     Syn: Stubborn; inflexible; immovable; firm; pertinacious;
          persistent; headstrong; opinionated; unyielding;
          refractory; contumacious. See Stubborn.
          [1913 Webster] -- Ob"sti*nate*ly, adv. --
          Ob"sti*nate*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious
             unwillingness to yield [syn: stubborn, obstinate,
             unregenerate] [ant: docile]
      2: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing [syn: cussed,
         obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant]
      3: resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite
         contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a
         perverse mood"; "wayward behavior" [syn: contrary,
         obstinate, perverse, wayward]
      v 1: persist stubbornly; "he obstinates himself against all
           rational arguments"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  281 Moby Thesaurus words for "obstinate":
     adamant, adherent, adhesive, adversary, adversative, adverse,
     alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, assiduous,
     balking, balky, beefy, bigoted, bloody-minded, bouncing, bound,
     bound and determined, bulldogged, bulldoggish, bulldoggy,
     bulletheaded, bullheaded, case-hardened, clashing, clingy,
     closed to, closed-minded, committed, competitive, con, conflicting,
     constant, continuing, contradictory, contrary, contumacious,
     costive, counter, crabbed, cross, deaf, decided, decisive,
     dedicated, definite, determined, devoted, diligent, disaccordant,
     disobedient, dissentient, dogged, dogmatic, doughty, dour, earnest,
     enduring, enemy, faithful, fanatic, firm, fixed, forceful,
     forcible, forcy, fractious, froward, full-blooded, full-strength,
     fundamentalist, gluey, glutinous, gummy, gutsy, gutty, hale, hard,
     hard as nails, hardheaded, hardy, headstrong, hearty, hefty,
     hidebound, hostile, husky, immovable, immutable, impersuadable,
     impersuasible, impervious, impliable, inalterable, indefatigable,
     indisciplined, indomitable, industrious, inexorable, inflexible,
     inimical, insistent, intolerant, intractable, intransigent,
     invincible, iron, iron-hard, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded,
     lasting, lawless, loyal, lusty, mighty, mulish, muscle-bound,
     naughty, negative, nervy, never-tiring, nonconforming,
     noncooperative, obdurate, obstipated, opinionated, opponent,
     opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant,
     orthodox, overthwart, overzealous, patient, patient as Job,
     permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting,
     pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, plodding, plugging, potent,
     powerful, preoccupied, procrustean, puissant, purist, puristic,
     puritan, puritanic, purposeful, rapt, rebellious, recalcitrant,
     recusant, red-blooded, refractory, relentless, renitent, repugnant,
     resistant, resolute, resolved, restive, rigid, rigorist,
     rigoristic, rigorous, rival, robust, robustious, rockbound, rugged,
     sedulous, self-adhesive, self-willed, serious, set, sincere,
     single-minded, sleepless, slogging, sot, stable, stalwart, staunch,
     steadfast, steady, steely, stickable, sticky, stiff, stiff-necked,
     stony, stout, straightlaced, straitlaced, strapping, strong,
     strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, strongheaded,
     stubborn, sturdy, sulky, sullen, tacky, tenacious, tireless, tough,
     transgressive, unabating, unamenable, unbending, unchangeable,
     uncomplying, uncompromising, unconquerable, uncooperative,
     undaunted, undisciplined, undiscouraged, undrooping, unduteous,
     undutiful, unfailing, unfaltering, unfavorable, unflagging,
     unflinching, unfriendly, unimpressionable, uninfluenceable,
     unintermitting, uninterrupted, unmovable, unmoving, unnodding,
     unpersuadable, unpliable, unpliant, unpropitious, unreceptive,
     unregenerate, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unresponsive,
     unsleeping, unsubmissive, unsuggestible, unsusceptible, unswayable,
     unswerving, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking,
     unyielding, utterly attentive, vigorous, violative, viscid,
     wayward, weariless, wholehearted, willful, withstanding,

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  OBSTINATE, adj.  Inaccessible to the truth as it is manifest in the
  splendor and stress of our advocacy.
      The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most
  intelligent animal.

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