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ob·sti·nate

(ob'sti-năt),
1. Firmly adhering to one's own purpose or opinion, even when wrong; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty. Synonym(s): intractable (2) , refractory (2)
2. Synonym(s): refractory (1)
[L. obstinatus, determined]

obstinate

(ŏb′stə-nĭt)
adj.
Difficult to alleviate or cure.

ob′sti·nate·ness n.

ob·sti·nate

(ob'sti-năt)
1. Firmly adhering to one's own purpose or opinion, even when proven wrong; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
Synonym(s): intractable (2) , refractory (2) .
2. Synonym(s): refractory (1) .
[L. obstinatus, determined]
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Such obstinacy, coupled with absence of progress in finding political solution and lack of positive attitude by the Israeli side, is responsible for the recurring violence that targets people who live constantly under threat.
Other central banks have taken some bolder targeting moves and considering India has repeatedly missed its inflation target despite the so- called obstinacy of the RBI, there might actually be scope to shake things up.
However, his own injuries and the obstinacy of the Red Rose coaches who persevered with Mike Tindall meant that call-up never came.
The group held the Algerian government "accountable for the consequences of its obstinacy and poor decisions", after the negotiating team backed out from an agreement in the last minute.
There would have been no reason at all to say no, other than downright obstinacy, so it was aneasydecision.
The failure of these negotiations was attributed to the unflinching obstinacy of the prisons' administration towards prisoners' demands.
Lashed again, she lay down and refused to budge-- obstinacy unsurprising in her kind yet a woman's voice from the throat of an ass gave pause: What have I done to deserve this?
Judeh pointed out that the growing Arab protests against Israeli occupation of Arab lands "reflected pessimism and frustration on the part of Arab peoples over Israel's obstinacy and failure to respond to serious world efforts" aimed at ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The kingdom, thanks to the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad, will remain strong and stable," they said describing what has happened as unacceptable as, despite the initiatives and serious attempts to get out of the crisis, all efforts were met with obstinacy which does not reflect a real desire for reform.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
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He said that his talks with the Russians during his visit to Moscow over the weekend, which ended on Tuesday, "focused on Israel's stubborn (political) positions and I fear that the situation in the region will burst due to Israel's obstinacy.