granitic vs obdurate what difference

what is difference between granitic and obdurate

English

Etymology

granite +‎ -ic

Adjective

granitic (comparative more granitic, superlative most granitic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing granite.

Translations

Anagrams

  • angritic

Romanian

Etymology

From French granitique

Adjective

granitic m or n (feminine singular granitică, masculine plural granitici, feminine and neuter plural granitice)

  1. granitic

Declension



English

Etymology

Mid-15th century, from Latin obduratus (hardened), form of obdūrō (harden), from ob- (against) + dūrō (harden, render hard), from durus (hard). Compare durable, endure.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒbdʒʊɹɪt/, /ˈɒbdjʊɹɪt/, /ˈɒbdʒəɹɪt/, /-ət/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑbd(j)ʊɹɪt/, /ˈɑbd(j)əɹɪt/, /-ət/
  • Sometimes accented on the second syllable, especially by the older poets.

Adjective

obdurate (comparative more obdurate, superlative most obdurate)

  1. Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent.
    • 1593, Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, Book I:
      … sometimes the very custom of evil making the heart obdurate against whatsoever instructions to the contrary …
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, Act I, sc. 4:
      Art thou obdurate, flinty, hard as steel,
      Nay, more than flint, for stone at rain relenteth?
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I, lines 56–8
      … round he throws his baleful eyes
      That witness’d huge affliction and dismay
      Mixt with obdurate pride and stedfast hate:
    • 1818, Percy Bysshe Shelley,”The Revolt of Islam”, canto 4, stanza 9, lines 1486-7:
      But custom maketh blind and obdurate
      The loftiest hearts.
  2. (obsolete) Physically hardened, toughened.
  3. Hardened against feeling; hard-hearted.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 13:
      I fear the gentleman to whom Miss Amelia’s letters were addressed was rather an obdurate critic.

Synonyms

  • (stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing): hardened, hard-hearted, impertinent, intractable, unrepentant, unyielding, recalcitrant

Derived terms

  • obduracy

Related terms

  • durable, duration
  • endure, endurance, enduring

Translations

Verb

obdurate (third-person singular simple present obdurates, present participle obdurating, simple past and past participle obdurated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To harden; to obdure.

References

Anagrams

  • taboured

Latin

Verb

obdūrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of obdūrō

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