Translation of obdurate in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɑːbdərət; ˈɒbdjʊrət/


  • [formal] [refusal/stand] obstinado; [pride] irreductible, contumaz [formal]; [sinner] empedernido
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    • Its best to get in reasonably early as it can be fiendishly difficult to get into, and the doorstaff can be unyielding and obdurate, despite your silver-tongued attempts to gain access.
    • This was Australia at their obdurate best, probing for every run and every sign of weakness, inching towards respectability and a dangerously competitive total on a pitch of uneven bounce.
    • The Egyptian polity, remarkably obdurate for the past quarter of a century and deeply rooted in authoritarian structures established more than 50 years ago, is apparently coming apart at the seams.

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