Roget category 6065. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.1. Volition in general
›› 5.1.1. Acts of volition
cussedness [U.S.] —
old school —
dogged resolution —
ruling passion —
self-will, contumacy, perversity — pervicacy†, pervicacity† — indocility†.
bigotry, intolerance, dogmatism — opiniatry†, opiniativeness — fixed idea etc. (prejudgment) 481 — fanaticism, zealotry, infatuation, monomania — opinionatedness opinionativeness†.
mule — opinionist†, opinionatist†, opiniator†, opinator† — stickler, dogmatist — bigot — zealot, enthusiast, fanatic.
take no denial,
fly in the face of facts —
be wedded to an opinion,
hug a belief —
have one's own way
have the last word,
insist on having the last word.
die hard, fight against destiny, not yield an inch, stand out.
not to be moved —
obstinate as a mule,
dogged — sullen, sulky — unmoved, uninfluenced unaffected.
willful, self-willed, perverse — resty†, restive, restiff† — pervicacious†, wayward, refractory, unruly — heady, headstrong — entete [Fr.] — contumacious — crossgrained†.
arbitrary, dogmatic, positive, bigoted — prejudiced etc. 481 — creed-bound — prepossessed, infatuated — stiff-backed, stiff necked, stiff hearted — hard-mouthed, hidebound — unyielding — impervious, impracticable, inpersuasible† — unpersuadable — intractable, untractable† — incorrigible, deaf to advice, impervious to reason — crotchety etc. 608.
non possumus [Lat.] —
no surrender —
ils n'ont rien appris ne rien oublie [Fr.].
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