stubbornly refusing to change
one’s opinion or course of action.
synonyms: stubborn, obstinate, intransigent, inflexible, unyielding, unbending,
pigheaded, bullheaded, mulish, stiff-necked; headstrong, unshakable, intractable, firm,
unpersuadable, immovable, inexorable, uncompromising, iron-willed, adamant, determined
“the brass were also obdurate in their opposition to having women in any combat positions”
Take two obdurate people with alpha personalities and what do you get? Potential for trouble! Both are convinced they’re right and nobody is willing to budge. This could spell trouble for any relationship, but on the plus side, it’s never boring! Hubby and I fit this description. Everybody said it wouldn’t last. Well, here we are, over 4 decades later, to prove the naysayers wrong! Sure, there was plenty of storminess over the years, but, the good news is, we’ve mellowed with age. At this stage, life is too short to fight. Make love, not war! ☮
OBDURATE stems from Latin obduratus “hardened,”
past participle of obdurare “be hard, hold out, persist, endure”
Are you an obdurate person? Is your mate?
Looking forward to your comments!