Definitions for obstinacyˈɒb stə nə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance, mulishness(noun)

    the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

  2. stubbornness, bullheadedness, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, self-will(noun)

    resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires


  1. obstinacy(Noun)

    The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness.

    He finished only through a mixture of determined obstinacy and ingenuity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstinacy(noun)

    a fixedness in will, opinion, or resolution that can not be shaken at all, or only with great difficulty; firm and usually unreasonable adherence to an opinion, purpose, or system; unyielding disposition; stubborness; pertinacity; persistency; contumacy

  2. Obstinacy(noun)

    the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue; as, the obstinacy of a disease or evil

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. obstinacy

    1. To stick to your favorite lie or truth because you know you are wrong in either case. 2. The ego's peacock-plumes.

Translations for obstinacy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Eigensinn, SturheitGerman
  • testarudez, obstinación, porfía, terquedadSpanish
  • itsepäisyys, itsepintaisuusFinnish
  • entêtement, obstinationFrench
  • csökönyösségHungarian
  • 意地, 頑固Japanese
  • упорност, своеглавост, инает, тврдоглавостMacedonian
  • încăpățânare, obstinațieRomanian
  • упрямство, упорствоRussian

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