In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(refusal/stand) obstinado(pride) irreductible(pride) contumaz formal(sinner) empedernido
- They are, after all, award-winning teachers, however obdurate a pupil the federal government is proving.
- But for all his reputation as a pragmatist, there's a steely and obdurate side to him that comes to the surface every so often.
- The Egyptian polity, remarkably obdurate for the past quarter of a century and deeply rooted in authoritarian structures established more than 50 years ago, is apparently coming apart at the seams.
- Over the next few weeks, Rosemary discovered that several other people had planned to open small shops in Camembert, only to give up after encountering obdurate bureaucracy.
- One Cape Town newspaper headline screamed: ‘Just say yes, Mr President’ but Mbeki remained obdurate.
- That will be grist to McGeechan's mill after an afternoon in which his side struggled to wear down obdurate but limited opponents.
- Its best to get in reasonably early as it can be fiendishly difficult to get into, and the doorstaff can be unyielding and obdurate, despite your silver-tongued attempts to gain access.
- Meanwhile, time alone probably will not have unevolved the obdurate and ancient instinct that all humans bear.
- This was Australia at their obdurate best, probing for every run and every sign of weakness, inching towards respectability and a dangerously competitive total on a pitch of uneven bounce.
- Two minutes into second half the visitors' obdurate defence finally cracked, for the first time in 280 minutes.
- But with Liverpool likely to field a weakened team to face an obdurate Burnley side buoyed by back-to-back wins and clean sheets, it may not be such a foregone conclusion.
- The husband looked up from poking the washing machine with his screwdriver to suggest I was being obdurate.
- No one but the most obdurate can fail to acknowledge that the main political problem that has convulsed this beautiful State is still a long way from being resolved.
- I perhaps sound like an obdurate woman lacking the maternal instincts worthy of such a precious gift as a child but nothing could be further from the truth.
- In favouring the obdurate option, United cramped Celtic for room and impressively limited their effectiveness.
- Those fields didn't miraculously appear there - they were lovingly hewn from the obdurate landscape by men like Willie Corduff and his ancestors.
- As decreed by what was called the Holy Office at that time, the dwellers in Hell included those it had condemned for obdurate heresy.
- His image as an obdurate hardman culminated in the notorious case where he bit reporter Frank Oliver's nose.
- But I think it saddened him to see people obdurate, unwilling to let go of doctrinaire positions instead of facing issues on their merits.
- There is no doubting their commitment, however, and they will continue to offer obdurate opposition for the rest of the challengers.
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