In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) obstinado(person) terco(refusal/attitude) obstinado(headache/illness/cough) pertinaz(headache/cough/illness) rebelde(efforts/resistance) tenaz
- You can have really strong, obstinate opinions, so long as your facts are true, you're OK.
- From what he knew, Miette was obstinate, so stubborn that it was odd to see her even shed a tear from physical pain, let alone emotional.
- This would go a long way to reduce some of our citizens' obstinate dependence on the weekly collection of waste.
- I dealt with her as I dealt with my own mother, who could also be obstinate and single-minded, I did my best to avoid telling Kay things I knew she did not want to hear.
- Despite his obstinate attitude, he beckoned for Eva and Sofia to accompany him.
- In his prose he becomes a powerful presence, a personality with obstinate opinions and sardonic asides.
- While once children were called stupid, lazy, naughty or obstinate, now we have many syndromes and disorders - all still imperfectly understood - that medicalise their behaviour.
- The other America, whether montagnard or prairie, is solidly continental and landlocked, its tap roots of obstinate self-belief buried deep beneath the bluegrass and the high corn.
- Then, when I stand up for myself (maybe not always in the best of situations), or when I act stubborn and obstinate, I fight with people.
- Why be obstinate and persist in planting rice if eventually we don't make any money?
- Those inept, self-important idiots ran that place into the ground, creating unnecessary crises through decades of obstinate mismanagement.
- Then the temperamental keyboards decided to be obstinate, gave one little gasp and retired leaving their conductor Victor Philip with nothing to guide them with but enthusiasm.
- He is proving to be about as obstinate, determined and defiant as I.
- Being the obstinate set of girls they were, the debate would carry on until one of them had decided it best to just kill the subject.
- But, as the obstinate refusers show, it is possible to opt out of particular activities because others will happily take them on.
- Parents should back off when their teen is moody - teenagers very often don't even know the reason for their mood change and it can go from sad to happy, from obstinate to cooperative within a short time.
- They retain their anger for a long time and are obstinate in their opinions.
- As anticipated, the resumed negotiations failed to bring about a substantial breakthrough because both Pyongyang and Washington did not budge from their obstinate positions.
- The movie is a study in intolerance, though less the big, genocidal brand than the petty, obstinate kind that occurs in situations where a man sets himself apart from his community.
- Indeed, ‘Anglo-Saxon’ continuity in dismissive irritation is as tenacious as French continuity in obstinate and distinctive ambition.
- She was opinionated and obstinate, and Charles soon found he had nothing to worry about.
- This person is the most opinionated, wrong, obstinate person I've seen in this courtroom.
- She continued to rip off the obstinate gnashing steel contraption to no avail.
- Taureans, signified by the bull, were often described as obstinate and inflexible, while Pisceans could be risk-takers and daredevils.
- He was familiar with her obstinate behaviour, and knew that any attempt to dissuade her from doing what she wanted would only invoke her anger.
- The feature provides the workaround for its obstinate blocking of incoming packets, in some cases.
- For the grey-haired, being young is often equated with being hot-headed, turbulent, self-willed, obstinate, and too hot to handle.
- Meanwhile, I simply dozed off, and dreamt of being chased by a group of spear-throwing Alpine warriors, presumably because of a particularly obstinate piece of grass that was sticking into my left thigh.
- Thanks to the Prime Minister, s remarks, many people think that both farmers and the county council are being obstinate in refusing to reopen footpaths and bridle ways.
- He was self-willed, obstinate, aggressive, vindictive, beset by feelings of inferiority, and yet firmly convinced of his own abilities.
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