Syn. Stubborn; inflexible; immovable; firm; pertinacious; persistent; headstrong; opinionated; unyielding; refractory; contumacious.
Ob"sti*nate*ly, adv. Ob"sti*nate*ness, n.
(Ob`sti*na"tion) n. [L. obstinatio.] Obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Ob`sti*pa"tion) n. [L. obstipatio a close pressure; ob (see Ob-) + stipare to press.]
1. The act of stopping up, as a passage. [Obs.] Bailey.
2. (Med.) Extreme constipation. [Obs.] Hooper.
(Ob*strep"er*ous) a. [L. obstreperus, from obstrepere to make a noise at; ob (see Ob-)
+ strepere to make a noise.] Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; clamorous; noisy; vociferous.
"The obstreperous city." Wordsworth. "Obstreperous approbation." Addison.
Beating the air with their obstreperous beaks.B. Jonson.
Ob*strep"er*ous*ly, adv. Ob*strep"er*ous*ness, n.
(Ob*stric"tion) n. [L. obstringere, obstrictum, to bind to or about.] The state of being
constrained, bound, or obliged; that which constrains or obliges; obligation; bond. [R.] Milton.
(Ob*stringe") v. t. [See Obstriction.] To constrain; to put under obligation. [R.] Bp. Gardiner.
(Ob*struct") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obstructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Obstructing.] [L. obstructus,
p. p. of obstruere to build up before or against, to obstruct; ob (see Ob- ) + struere to pile up. See
1. To block up; to stop up or close, as a way or passage; to place an obstacle in, or fill with obstacles
or impediments that prevent or hinder passing; as, to obstruct a street; to obstruct the channels of the
'T is the obstructed paths of sound shall clear.Pope.
2. To be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the
harbor obstructs the passage of ships; clouds obstruct the light of the sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation.
"Th' impatience of obstructed love." Johnson.
Syn. To bar; barricade; stop; arrest; check; interrupt; clog; choke; impede; retard; embarrass; oppose.