[ob-doo-rit, -dyoo-] /ˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-/
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent:
an obdurate sinner.
not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted
impervious to persuasion, esp to moral persuasion
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.
1. Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire. 2. Order of the British Empire. abbreviation 1. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (a Brit title) 2. out-of-body experience adjective Overcome by events (1970s+ Army) Office By Example Order of the British Empire
1. Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire. 2. Order of the British Empire.
[oh-bee-uh] /ˈoʊ bi ə/ noun 1. a form of belief involving sorcery, practiced in parts of the West Indies, South America, the southern U.S., and Africa. 2. a fetish or charm used in practicing obeah. /ˈəʊbɪə/ noun 1. another word for obi2 n. “sorcery, witchcraft” among blacks in Africa and the W.Indies, 1760, from a […]
- O beautiful for spacious skies
The first line of the patriotic song “America the Beautiful.”