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Definition of obdurate (Meaning of obdurate)
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Obdurate Ob"du*rate, a. [L. obduratus, p. p. of obdurare to
	     harden; ob (see Ob-)+ durare to harden, durus hard. See
	     {Dure}.]
	     1. Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying
	        influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked.
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	              The very custom of evil makes the heart obdurate
	              against whatsoever instructions to the contrary.
	                                                    --Hooker.
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	              Art thou obdurate, flinty, hard as steel,
	              Nay, more than flint, for stone at rain relenteth?
	                                                    --Shak.
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	     2. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable. ``Obdurate
	        consonants.'' --Swift.
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	     Note: Sometimes accented on the second syllable, especially
	           by the older poets.
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	                 There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
	                                                    --Cowper.
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	     Syn: Hard; firm; unbending; inflexible; unyielding; stubborn;
	          obstinate; impenitent; callous; unfeeling; insensible;
	          unsusceptible.
	
	     Usage: {Obdurate}, {Callous}, {Hardened}. Callous denotes a
	            deadening of the sensibilities; as, a callous
	            conscience. Hardened implies a general and settled
	            disregard for the claims of interest, duty, and
	            sympathy; as, hardened in vice. Obdurate implies an
	            active resistance of the heart and will aganst the
	            pleadings of compassion and humanity.
	            [1913 Webster] -- {Ob"du*rate*ly}, adv. --
	            {Ob"du*rate*ness}, n.
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	  Obdurate Ob"du*rate, v. t.
	     To harden. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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