#AtoZChallenge: O is for OBDURATE

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#AtoZChallenge, Day 15: O is for OBDURATE, The Doglady's Den
Day 15, April 17


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!


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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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29 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: O is for OBDURATE

  1. Another fun word, Debbie. You sure pick great words! Obdurate just sounds stubborn and disagreeable, doesn’t it?

    I agree with you that life is too short to fight and be stubborn about silly things. Let it go is my motto. I wasn’t always that way and could hang onto hurt and disappointment for ages. As a kid, I mastered in the well practiced pout and silent treatment. Hahaha!
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  2. I think obdurate is probably an apt description of me and I have been described as an alpha female on several occasions 🙂 My husband on the other hand is not so much that way inclined. He will stand his ground when it’s important, but otherwise he’s pretty laid back. We’re hit our 20th anniversary in a little under 2 years, so we have a while to go to catch up with you :).
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