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Definition of obstinacy:

  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; stubborness; pertinacity; persistency; contumacy.
  2. The quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue; as, the obstinacy of a disease or evil.


pertinaciousness, self-possession, self-will, pertinacity, stubbornness, ungovernableness, refractoriness, self-control, untowardness, uncontrollableness, obstinateness, wildness, unmanageability, peace, willfulness, will power, intractability, unruliness, purpose, possession, bullheadedness, control, perverseness, order, intractableness, perversity, tenaciousness, willpower, fractiousness, obstinance, mulishness, disorderliness, uncontrollability, recalcitrancy, indocility, self-command, resist, obstreperousness, pigheadedness.

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