how to pronounce obstinate

/ˈɑːbstənət/

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obstinate is pronounced in three syllables

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ɑːbstənət

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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

adjective:

  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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