obduracy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1597 the quality or state of being obdurate

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  • Obduracy — Ob du*ra*cy, n. The duality or state of being obdurate; invincible hardness of heart; obstinacy. Obduracy and persistency. Shak. [1913 Webster] The absolute completion of sin in final obduracy. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obduracy — index resolution (decision), tenacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obduracy — (n.) stubbornness, 1590s, from OBDURATE (Cf. obdurate) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obduracy — [[t]ɒ̱bdjʊrəsi, AM dʊr [/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse someone of obduracy, you think their refusal to change their decision or opinion is unreasonable. [FORMAL] MPs have accused the government of obduracy and called on ministers to… …   English dictionary

  • obduracy — noun The state of being obdurate, intractable, or stubbornly inflexible. Thou thinkest me as far in the devilsbook as thou and Falstaff for obduracy andpersistency. See Also: obdurate …   Wiktionary

  • obduracy — obdurate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stubbornly refusing to change one s opinion or course of action. DERIVATIVES obduracy noun obdurately adverb obdurateness noun. ORIGIN Latin obduratus, from durare harden …   English terms dictionary

  • obduracy — /ob doo reuh see, dyoo /, n. the state or quality of being obdurate. [1590 1600; OBDUR(ATE) + ACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • obduracy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being stubbornly inflexible: die hardism, grimness, implacability, implacableness, incompliance, incompliancy, inexorability, inexorableness, inflexibility, inflexibleness, intransigence,… …   English dictionary for students

  • obduracy — ob|du|ra|cy [ abdərəsi ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL refusal to change your opinions or plans, in a way that does not seem reasonable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • obduracy — ob·du·ra·cy || É‘bdÉ™rÉ™sɪ / É’bdjÊŠ n. state of being callous or stubborn …   English contemporary dictionary

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