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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Obdurate


OB'DURATE, adjective [Latin obduro, to harden; ob and duro.]

1. Hardened in heart; inflexibly hard; persisting obstinately in sin or impenitence.

2. Hardened against good or favor; stubborn; unyielding; inflexible.

The custom of evil makes the heart obdurate against whatsoever instructions to the contrary.

3. Harsh; rugged; as an obdurate consonant. [Little used.]

OB'DURATE, verb transitive To harden. [Not used.]