Pronunciation of Obdurate
/ˈɒbdjʊ͡əɹət/, /ˈɒbdjʊəɹət/, /ˈɒ_b_d_j_ʊə_ɹ_ə_t/
Antonyms for obdurate:
gracious, susceptible, governable, humane, gentle, fond, good-tempered, lenient, complying, acquiescent, loving, agreeable, wavering, indulgent, sensitive, accepting, clement, slavish, complaisant, kindhearted, good-natured, soft-boiled, charitable, reasonable, warm, persuadable, affectionate, docile, manageable, subservient, amenable, pliable, understanding, submissive, teachable, irresolute, cordial, kindly, regenerate, undecided, dutiful, mild, benevolent, responsive, tender, benignant, tolerant, merciful, tenderhearted, willing, yielding, obedient, receptive, warmhearted, placable, flexible, temperate, friendly, kind, pliant.
Usage examples for obdurate:
- He employed in quick succession every pretext that could soften the hearts of obdurate relatives, or find the way to the most closely guarded cash- box. - "Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2)", Emile Gaboriau.
- If Mr. Hickman finds the old gentleman favourable, he will tell him, that you will have seen Mrs. Harlowe upon the same account; and will advise him to join in consultation with her how best to proceed to melt the most obdurate heart in the world. - "Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady", Samuel Richardson.