Pronunciation of Obdurate
/ˈɒbdjʊ͡əɹət/, /ˈɒbdjʊəɹət/, /ˈɒ_b_d_j_ʊə_ɹ_ə_t/
Antonyms for obdurate:
humane, tender, gracious, indulgent, good-natured, friendly, governable, loving, cordial, acquiescent, manageable, agreeable, amenable, irresolute, slavish, accepting, complaisant, soft-boiled, complying, kindly, good-tempered, subservient, clement, receptive, willing, placable, affectionate, dutiful, merciful, temperate, benevolent, pliant, wavering, teachable, tenderhearted, kind, docile, lenient, responsive, warmhearted, flexible, obedient, benignant, sensitive, undecided, charitable, warm, mild, understanding, submissive, susceptible, persuadable, regenerate, yielding, pliable, fond, tolerant, gentle, kindhearted, reasonable.
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.