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obstinacy

noun

1 obstinacy

The trait of being difficult to handle or overcome.

synonyms: mulishness, obstinance, stubbornness.

Roget 150: stability; immutability etc. adj.; unchangeability, etc. adj.; unchangeableness; constancy; stable equilibrium, immobility, soundness, vitality, stabiliment, ... show more

Roget 172: inertness, dullness etc. adj.; inertia, vis inertiae [Lat.], inertion, inactivity, torpor, languor; quiescence etc. 265; ... show more

Roget 604: determination, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of one's own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, true grit, grit [U.S.]; sand, strength of mind, strength of will; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Roget 901a: sullenness etc. adj.; morosity, spleen; churlishness etc. (discourtesy) 895; irascibility etc. 901.    moodiness ... show more

Roget 141: stability etc. 150; quiescence etc. 265; obstinacy etc. 606.    permanence, persistence, endurance; durability; standing, ... show more

Polish: zakamieniałość



2 obstinacy

Resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires.

synonyms: bullheadedness, obstinance, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness.

Roget 606: obstinateness etc. adj.; obstinacy, tenacity; cussedness [U.S.]; perseverance etc. 604.1; immovability; old school; inflexibility etc. (hardness) ... show more

Dutch: eigengerechtigheid, eigengereidheid, eigenzinnigheid, halsstarrigheid, hardnekkigheid, koppigheid, nukkigheid, onbuigzaamheid, rebellie, rigiditeit ... show more
Polish: upór


Moby thesaurus: adhesiveness, antagonism, antipathy, application, assiduity, assiduousness, averseness, aversion, backwardness, bad blood, bloody-mindedness, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, cantankerousness, challenge, clashing, cohesiveness, collision, combative reaction, commitment ... show more.

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