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[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.


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