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1.
stubborn person who will not admit to any errors. Not prone to feelings.
The Republican Party can be synonymous with the word obdurate. I was arguing politics with with Sam. He would not back down on the birther argument on Obama. Well, he is a republican.
by BF'ngC May 02, 2012
 
2.
A stubbornly loyal person who lives in a city with a sucky team that always chokes.(Seattle)
Diane, being of obdurate nature, continued to root for her team even though they were 28 points behind in the last five minutes of the 4th quarter.
by mdmhvonpa January 07, 2008