Shrewdish vs Obstinate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between shrewdish and obstinate
is that shrewdish
is somewhat shrewd while obstinate
is stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
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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