The adjective obstinate is the unwillingness of an individual to change one’s opinion despite various attempts of persuasion.

Synonyms are headstrong, willful, inflexible, or unbending.

The word origins from the Latin obstinatus meaning “resolute, resolved, determined, inflexible, stubborn” and past participle of obstinare meaning “persist, stand stubbornly, set one’s mind on”. Its first known use was during the 14th century.

The people were obstinate. They kept refusing to evacuate and leave their houses during the storm.

The world is continuously changing but there are still people who are obstinate to change.

When it comes to safety, people shouldn’t be obstinate about it.