1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs.
3. not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds.
4. not yielding readily to treatment, as a disease.
"severals can be obstinate on admissions."
"people can be obstinate."
"refusals can be obstinate."
"stands can be obstinate."
"resistances can be obstinate."
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