Obstinate – Stubborn and unwilling to change
Obstinate means to be stubborn and unwilling to change, despite what anyone else says.
To remember the definition of the word obstinate, use the following mnemonic:
The hob was stained as I ate (obstinate) - there is no way those marks will come off the hob now. They will be stubborn marks.
Examples of obstinate in a sentence
Everyone described my grandfather as the most obstinate man alive!
The obstinate protestors refused to leave the office complex.
Although the little boy knew he was wrong, he was too obstinate to apologize to his parents.