how to pronounce obstinate


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The above transcription of obstinate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

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.

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