Obdurate vs Foolish - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between obdurate and foolish
is that obdurate
is stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent while foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent.
- The very custom of evil makes the heart obdurate against whatsoever instructions to the contrary.
* 1818 , ,"The Revolt of Islam", canto 4, stanza 9, lines 1486-7:
- Art thou obdurate , flinty, hard as steel, / Nay, more than flint, for stone at rain relenteth?
- But custom maketh blind and obdurate
- The loftiest hearts.
, date=February 12
, author=Les Roopanarine
, title=Birmingham 1 - 0 Stoke
, passage=An injury-time goal from Nikola Zigic against an obdurate
Stoke side gave Birmingham back-to back Premier League wins for the first time in 14 months.}}
(obsolete) Physically hardened, toughened.
* (stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing): hardened, hard-hearted, impertinent, intractable, unrepentant, unyielding, recalcitrant
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .