Obstinate (L)Β is our word of the week for this week: and what a great word it is! I think we all know someone who is obstinate, which means that they rigidly stick to their viewpoint and cannot be changed even by reasoned argument. People who behave like that can be very frustrating – I can remember when I was about ten or eleven, when my mum asked me and my brother to meet her at the cinema and she would treat us to a film. I knew the cinema, but my brother obstinately refused to listen to me and he literally dragged me (he was older and bigger) to the WRONG cinema – so we missed our treat πŸ™ . Obstinate is from the Latin and Middle English.

Vague (L)Β is a great word – and it describes something ( or someone ) who isn’t clear about things. I showed what vague was in assembly today when I asked a child to fetch something but I wasn’t very precise so they didn’t know what to fetch me… I love acquiesce (L)Β (such a difficult word to spell with the letter ‘c’ used twice in unusual ways!) it means to accept something – my brother wouldn’t acquiesce when I asked him to listen to my advice about the cinema: he wasn’t acquiescentFrivolous(L) is another lovely word, and again from Latin – meaning silly or trifling (in Latin) – and it means something that isn’t very serious – or even the opposite of serious! Finally, we have indistinguishable (L)Β (that’s a mouthful!). The base word is distinguish, which means that you can tell the difference between things – but by using the prefix ‘in’ it makes the word the opposite of that, which means you cannot tell the difference between two or more things – one is indistinguishable from the other.

42 thoughts on “Obstinate…

  1. My Sister is obstinate because she refused to listen to the teacher in a test and she would have got the answer right but she didn’t listen.

  2. My Dad asked me to get changed when I got in from school, but he was vague about what to wear.

  3. Obstinate stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion ore chosen course of action

    From will lomozik

  4. He was being very obstinate with his bad decision.

    Brandon Beaver

    My mum is vague when she asks me to tidy my room.

    Millie Beaver

  5. The boy was very kind but sometimes obstinate. Elliot A (Y6)

    The children were very obstinate. Niall A (Y4)

  6. I think my mum is vague when she asks me to do something for her.

    Ethan Knight.

  7. Me: my mates were being obstinate when I said” Can we play football now plz?”

    My mates: β€œ No our game is better than football,”

    Me: Seeing them to stick to their choice.

    Shae y5/6 flamingo

  8. My brother is obstinate because he refused to go shopping with my mum when he wouldhave got sweets .by marshall

  9. My brother i told him to get out my room and he didn’t so I told my mum and she ignore me how gracious

  10. My sister is obstinate because at school when she was doing a test she didn’t listen so she got no marks.

    Effie-beau spruce class 4

  11. The referee was vague about his decision.

    Cian Lewins
    Dazzling Dragons πŸ‰

  12. Identical twins are indistinguishable because they look the same.

    By Ethan Myers

  13. My dad asked my sister to get dressed but she obstinate to.

    Hollie mae year 4 miss Kidd

  14. In the rail way children the boy shouted pax but they were obstinate about it 😬😐

  15. The twins were indistinguishable.
    My dad was vague.
    My sister wouldn’t acquiesce.
    He was frivolous.
    My friends were obstinate.

    Libby McCluskie
    Monkey class
    Miss Noble

    (Sorry its a bit late)

  16. My brother is obstinate person-he always sticks with his instinct-.πŸ˜ƒ

    My mum is vague when she asks me to do something for her.😊

    My dad was acquiesce when I gave him my advice about the park.😎

    The twins were indistinguishable.πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ

    Amelie Harrison Y5 Flamingo 🌸

    The child came up with a frivolous idea.😜

  17. The feather pillow was indistinguishable from the memory foam pillow.

    Grace Luke Yr 5

  18. I asked a man for directions to the park but his answer was very vague and I couldn’t find it.

    The fake painting so good it was indistinguishable from the original.

    Finlay Lovell

  19. The girl was frivolous as she was dancing around the park.
    Amelie Bond
    Y4 Fantastic Phoenix

  20. In the morning my friends wanted to play a new game they were not very clear on the rules of the game and there instruction was very vague so I didn’t really understand.

  21. I am sometimes obstinate to my mother but I am frivolous too.

    Megan Thompson year 4 Mrs Kidd β™‘πŸ¦„

  22. My little cousins are indistinguishable because they are twins they are called Ben and Lilly they are 5 years old but I can never tell them apart Lexi-j Winterbourne

  23. The rules were made up and said very vague so I didn’t know what they had said. The new Kids were indistinguishable to each other.

    Emily Kidd
    Flamingos Y5/6

  24. During my holiday in Disney, I was very frivolous when I bought 3 cuddly toys that I didn’t really need!

    Alice Moseley Y4
    Mrs Kidd Fantastic Phoenix

  25. I was a little vague in directing my friend to the park.
    Jacob Hinchliffe Y6

  26. In Majorca I frivolously spent lots of euros πŸ’Ά on plastic vending machine toys πŸ§ΈπŸ˜ƒ.

    Sam Nixon

  27. My mum was vague because my mum asked me to get a pot but didn’t say which one.

    By Henry stocks

  28. My friend is obstinate because she refused to let me play. So i give a vague reply.

    Sadie allen
    Year 4

  29. Dear Mr Brian,
    These are my work of the week sentences.
    Someone in my old class was very obstinate with Miss Farmer. My dad was very acquiesce when I asked him to get out of my room. I was vague to my mum yesterday. He was very frivolous to you. You two look very indistinguishable.
    Darcy Y5/6 Mrs Noble’s πŸ’πŸ΅πŸ’πŸ΅ class

  30. My brother is obstinate when he refuses to listen to me.
    Evie Nixon
    Monkey πŸ’ class. πŸ΅πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ’

  31. I was very frivolous when I was buying from the shop at home bargains Ava Mae Lancaster Y4 fantastic Phoenix

  32. Obstinate:
    My sister is obstinate when she refuses to listen to what I say
    Courtney Frost😁
    Mrs NobleπŸ˜€
    Monkey class!πŸ΅πŸ’!!!

  33. The woman’s commends were very vague she gave to her dog.

    Ethan Sutcliffe

  34. I am very obstinate when it comes to my bedtime. I am so obstinate that my mum has the wrong time and I can stay up longer.

    Daisy Ball
    Miss Moseley

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