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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (stubborn)
a. obstinado
How do you deal with an obstinate child who won't go to bed?¿Qué se puede hacer con un niño obstinado que no quiere irse a la cama?
b. terco
When Mary's decided what she wants, she can be very obstinate.Una vez que Mary decide lo que quiere, puede llegar a ser muy terca.
c. necio
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Mexico
You're more stubborn than a donkey!¡Eres más necio que un burro!
2. (persistent)
a. persistente
She has been plagued by obstinate back pain for years.Hace años que sufre de un dolor de espalda persistente.
b. pertinaz
I know of a fantastic remedy for an obstinate cough.Yo conozco un remedio estupendo para la tos pertinaz.
c. tenaz
The bill never became law due to the obstinate resistance of senators with vested interests.El proyecto de ley nunca fue aprobado debido a la tenaz resistencia de senadores que tenían intereses creados.
d. obstinado
His obstinate refusal to cooperate was delaying the whole project.Su obstinada negativa a cooperar estaba retrasando todo el proyecto.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. obstinado(a), terco(a)
2. (resistance)
a. tenaz, obstinado(a)
3. (illness)
a. pertinaz
to be obstinate about somethingobstinarse en algo
obstinate [ˈɒbstɪnɪt]
1 (stubborn) [+person] obstinado; terco
to be obstinate about sth obstinarse en algo; ser obstinado con algo
2 (tenacious) [+resistance] tenaz; [+illness] persistente
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