Shrewd vs Obstinate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between shrewd and obstinate
is that shrewd
is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters while obstinate
is stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
artful, tricky or cunning
, date=November 10
, author=Jeremy Wilson
, title=tEngland Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report
, passage=The most persistent tormentor was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a hat-trick in last month’s corresponding fixture in Iceland. His ability to run at defences is instantly striking, but it is his clever use of possession that has persuaded some shrewd
judges that he is an even better prospect than Theo Walcott. }}
(archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
* 1599 ,
- LEONATO. By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue.
Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
* 1686 , , "That men are justly punished for being obstinate in the defence of a fort that is not in reason to be defended",
Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.
* 1927 , ,
- From this consideration it is that we have derived the custom, in times of war, to punish
- Now it happened that Kasturbai had again begun getting haemorrhage, and the malady seemed to be obstinate .
* bloody-minded, persistent, stubborn, pertinacious
* (not easily subdued) persistent, unrelenting, inexorable
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