Obstinacy

  • 1 Obstinacy — Ob sti*na*cy, n. [See {Obstinate}.] 1. 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 obstinacy — index contempt (disobedience to the court), contest (dispute), reluctance, resistance, resolution (decision), tenacity …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 obstinacy — (n.) late 14c., from M.L. obstinatia, from obstinatus (see OBSTINATE (Cf. obstinate)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 obstinacy — [äb′stə nə sē] n. [ME obstinacie < ML obstinatia, for L obstinatio] 1. the state or quality of being obstinate; specif., a) stubbornness b) resistance to treatment; persistence, as of a disease 2. pl. obstinacies an obstinate act, attitude,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 obstinacy — noun (plural cies) Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of being obstinate ; stubbornness b. the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue < the obstinacy of tuberculosis > 2. an instance of being obstinate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 obstinacy — /ob steuh neuh see/, n., pl. obstinacies for 5. 1. the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness. 2. unyielding or stubborn adherence to one s purpose, opinion, etc. 3. stubborn persistence: The garrison fought on with incredible… …

    Universalium

  • 9 obstinacy — noun The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness. He finished only through a mixture of determined obstinacy and ingenuity …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 obstinacy — ob·sti·na·cy äb stə nə sē n, pl cies the quality or state of being obstinate <the obstinacy of tuberculosis> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 obstinacy — noun Zach s obstinacy contributed to his unfavorable performance evaluation Syn: stubbornness, inflexibility, intransigence, intractability, obduracy, mulishness, pigheadedness, willfulness, contrariness, perversity, recalcitrance, refractoriness …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 obstinacy — /ˈɒbstənəsi/ (say obstuhnuhsee) noun (plural obstinacies) 1. the quality or state of being obstinate. 2. obstinate adherence to purpose, opinion, etc. 3. stubborn persistence: the soldiers fought with incredible obstinacy. 4. unyielding nature,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 obstinacy — obstinate ► ADJECTIVE 1) stubbornly refusing to change one s opinion or chosen course of action. 2) hard to deal with or overcome: an obstinate problem. DERIVATIVES obstinacy noun obstinately adverb. ORIGIN Latin obstinatus, from obstinare… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 obstinacy — Synonyms and related words: adhesiveness, antagonism, antipathy, application, assiduity, assiduousness, averseness, aversion, backwardness, bad blood, bloody mindedness, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, cantankerousness, challenge, clashing,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 obstinacy — ob|sti|na|cy [ abstınəsi ] noun uncount the quality of being unwilling to be reasonable and change your behavior, plans, or ideas: STUBBORNNESS …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 obstinacy — ob·sti·na·cy || É‘bstɪnÉ™sɪ / É’b n. stubbornness, willfulness, unwavering determination …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 obstinacy — n. 1. Stubbornness, doggedness, headiness, wilfulness, perversity, contumacy, obduracy, inflexibility, pertinacity, persistency, firmness, resoluteness. 2. Fixedness, immovability, stubbornness, tenacity, tenaciousness …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 obstinacy — noun (U) an unreasonable determination not to change your mind …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 obstinacy — n 1. inflexibility, immovability, stiff neckedness, Inf. hardcoreness; inexorableness, implacability, intransigence, intractability, unyieldingness; unmalleability, unpersuadability, uninfluenceability, unswayability, unpliability. 2.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 obstinacy — ob·sti·na·cy …

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