noun see obstinate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Obstinateness — Obstinate Ob sti*nate, a. [L. obstinatus, p. p. of obstinare to set about a thing with firmness, to persist in; ob (see {Ob }) + a word from the root of stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Destine}.] 1. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstinateness — See obstinately. * * * …   Universalium

  • obstinateness — noun The characteristic of being obstinate. Syn: obstinance, obstinancy, stubbornness …   Wiktionary

  • obstinateness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or state of being stubbornly unyielding: bullheadedness, doggedness, hard headedness, mulishness, obstinacy, pertina ciousness, pertinacity, perverseness, perversity, pigheadedness, tenaciousness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • obstinateness — É‘bstɪnÉ™tnɪs / É’b n. state of being obstinate, stubbornness, willfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obstinateness — ob·sti·nate·ness …   English syllables

  • obstinateness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being obstinate …   Useful english dictionary

  • obstinacy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Refusal to comply Nouns 1. obstinacy, stubbornness, tenacity, doggedness; obduracy, obduration, insistence, resolution; intransigency, immovability, inflexibility, hardness, willpower; self will, will of …   English dictionary for students

  • Obstinacy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obstinacy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obstinateness obstinateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 obstinacy obstinacy tenacity Sgm: N 1 cussedness cussedness =>(U.S.) Sgm: N 1 perseverance perseverance &c. 604a …   English dictionary for students

  • obstinate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French obstinat, Latin obstinatus, past participle of obstinare to be resolved, from ob in the way + stinare (akin to stare to stand) Date: 14th century 1. perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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