how to pronounce obstinate


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obstinate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of obstinate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of young silent obstinate evil ideas …”

meanings of obstinate


  1. Typical of an obstinate person; fixed and unmoving.
  2. Not easily subdued or removed.
  3. Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.

obstinate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word obstinate occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics obstinate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that obstinate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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