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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]
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obstinate

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

ob′sti·nate·ness n.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The second scenario of political settlement through mediation has also failed due to Qatari obstinacy. The third -- the crisis persisting for a long time -- is the favourite scenario of many international think tanks.
The Future bloc is the one encumbering the work of the cabinet and parliament, as well as hindering the election of a new Lebanese President through its obstinacy and refusal of national partnership," Nicholas told Al- Mada radio station.
The Kingdom of Bahrain hails the huge efforts and qualitative steps taken by President Mahmoud Abbas of the brotherly Palestinian State, who, despite the substantial difficulties and Israel's obstinacy, remained committed to transparent negotiations and legitimate means in his struggle to restore the Palestinian people's full rights, decide on Palestine's destiny and establish the Palestinian independent State.
It was a very moving article that beautifully depicted the situation in Syria and the agony of those people who have been rendered homeless due to Assad's obstinacy. Had this brutal dictator earlier agreed to step down for the sake of his country, evil terrorist groups would not have got the opportunity to spread their ugly wings in Syria and other neighboring countries.
The battle is over and only selfinterest and obstinacy can pretend otherwise.
He also voiced concern over developments related to Jerusalem with the stalemate in the peace process due to Israeli obstinacy.
Not only without a recommendation but also with swift negotiations, also a membership, financial indiscipline and few budget frauds, unlimited right to veto and obstinacy, Dimovski concludes.
Marxism-Leninism countries have tried or attempted against all stoic objections and obstinacy; usually from the religious western nations to speedily address the problem - but all to no avail.
They considered that the group's obstinacy and its continuation in rallying gunmen at the entrances of the capital and erecting a new camp near the important ministries reflects the aforethought intention of Houthis to carry out conspiratorial schemes aiming at igniting sedition and undermining the security and stability of the homeland and prejudice to its unity and republican system and impeding the implementation of the national dialogue outcomes and the building of a modern civil state of justice and equality.
Summary: Despite growing unease over his tenure by allies in the West and the region, including internal partners in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears as determined as ever to retain power, but his obstinacy looks to threaten the stability of the entire region and for any semblance of security to be maintained, he must leave office soon.