Synonyms for Obstinate:

adj.

all (adjective)
stubborn, unregenerate.
balky (adjective)
averse, hesitant, indisposed, loath, reluctant, stubborn, unbending, unruly.
bigoted (adjective)
biased, narrow, narrow-minded.
cantankerous (adjective)
critical, cross, crotchety, dour, grouchy, irascible, morose, petulant, sour.
chronic (adjective)
constant, enduring.
conservative (adjective)
die-hard, hidebound, unchanging.
contrary (adjective)
balky, conflicting, hostile, insubordinate, opposed, rebellious, wayward.
conventional (adjective)
bigoted, conservative, puritanical, rigid, strict.
crotchety (adjective)
crabby, fractious, grumpy, obstreperous, surly.
deaf (adjective)
bullheaded, strong-willed, self-willed.
defiant (adjective)
audacious, bold, challenging, conflicting, confrontational, daring, defiant, dissenting, factious, insolent, insubordinate, insurgent, rebellious, recalcitrant, resistant, stubborn.
doctrinaire (adjective)
stiff-necked.
obstinate (adjective)
adamant, bigoted, bovine, cantankerous, contradictory, contrary, convinced, dogged, dogmatic, hard, hard-nosed, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, indomitable, inelastic, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, opinionative, persistent, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, recalcitrant, relentless, resolute, restive, self-willed, steadfast, strong-minded, stubborn, tenacious, unalterable, unbendable, unmanageable, unyielding, willful, Pig-headed, brass-bound, bull-headed, hidebound, rigid, uncompromising.
severe (adjective)
abrupt, acerbic, acrimonious, acute, ascetic, astringent, austere, authoritarian, basic, bleak, blunt, brisk, brusque, caustic, censorious, chilly, cool, correct, crisp, critical, curt, cutting, demanding, disciplined, dour, draconian, dry, exacting, frosty, fundamental, grim, gruff, harsh, hidebound, icy, imperial, inflexible, intense, intolerant, keen, lean, meticulous, obdurate, oppressive, piquant, precise, prudish, puritanical, raw, relentless, rigid, rigorous, severe, sharp, short, spare, spartan, stark, stern, stiff-necked, strict, stringent, tart, unbending, uncompromising, strait-laced.
sullen (adjective)
beetle-browed, broody, cantankerous, crabby, cross, cynical, dark, dejected, dissociable, fretful, frowning, gloomy, glowering, glum, grouchy, grumpy, hostile, irascible, long-faced, malevolent, mean, melancholy, moody, morose, petulant, scowling, sour, sulky, sullen, surly, unfriendly, unsociable, Moping, ungenial, contrary, dour, grim, uncooperative, noncooperative.
tenacious (adjective)
brave, bullheaded, courageous, dauntless, decisive, determined, devoted, diligent, dogged, enduring, faithful, fervent, hard, headstrong, hearty, indefatigable, indomitable, insistent, persevering, persistent, plucky, spunky, staunch, steadfast, stiff, stony, strong, strong-willed, tireless, tough, true, undaunted, unflagging, bulldogged, flintlike, bold, obdurate, resolute, stubborn, tenacious.
unwilling (adjective)
averse, balky, disinclined, hesitant, indisposed, irreconcilable, loath, opposed, reluctant, squeamish, uncooperative, unhelpful, unwilling, Resisting, non-consenting, noncooperative, uncomplying, unconsenting, contrary, defiant, recalcitrant, stubborn, unyielding.

n.

constant, final, for good, invariable, irreversible, unchanging, unvarying, whatever happens. bloody-minded, closed, conservative, narrow, narrow-minded, pigheaded, resist, willful. control, disorderly, fractious, indocile, lawless, obstreperous, order, peace, uncontrollable, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, untoward, wild. continue. obstinate (noun)
contrary, cussed, disobedient, obdurate, perverse, stubborn, unreconstructed, unregenerate, unregenerated, unrepentant, wayward.
stubborn (noun)
biased, callous, case-hardened, contradictory, convinced, crotchety, die-hard, dogmatic, hardened, opinionative, pigheaded, positive, prejudiced, repulsive, restive, self-willed, strong-minded, unalterable, unamenable, unmanageable, unreasonable, unreasoning, unrelenting, unwavering, willful, Unimpressible, hellbent.

Other synonyms:

indocile, undisciplined. dogmatic, obstreperous. unmanageable. disorderly, lawless. wild. eccentric
crotchety.
emphatic
positive.
immovable
die-hard.
obdurate
uncontrollable.
recalcitrant
pigheaded.
traditional
conservative.
willful
self-willed.
Other relevant words:
biased, bloody-minded, callous, case-hardened, closed, conservative, constant, continue, contradictory, control, convinced, crotchety, cussed, die-hard, disobedient, disorderly, dogmatic, final, fractious, hardened, indocile, invariable, irreversible, lawless, narrow, narrow-minded, obstreperous, opinionative, order, peace, perverse, pigheaded, positive, prejudiced, repulsive, resist, restive, self-willed, strong-minded, unalterable, unamenable, unchanging, uncontrollable, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmanageable, unreasonable, unreasoning, unreconstructed, unregenerate, unregenerated, unrelenting, unrepentant, unruly, untoward, unvarying, unwavering, wayward, wild, willful, Unimpressible, hellbent.

Usage examples for obstinate

  1. I'm fond of Pixie too, but I shan't like her a bit if she gets us all into trouble, and that's what it will mean if she is obstinate – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. He knew that he had dangerous qualities, being a narrow man, with obstinate resentments. – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  3. " If Jeanne is going to be obstinate she said, " she must suffer for it. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim