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ob·sti·na·cy

 (ŏb′stə-nə-sē)
n. pl. ob·sti·na·cies
1. The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
2. The act or an instance of being stubborn or refractory.

obstinacy

(ˈɒbstɪnəsɪ) or

obstinateness

n, pl -cies
1. the state or quality of being obstinate
2. an obstinate act, attitude, etc. Also (rare): pervicacity or pervicacy

ob•sti•na•cy

(ˈɒb stə nə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness.
2. an instance of being obstinate; an obstinate act, viewpoint, etc.
[1350–1400]

Obstinacy

 of buffaloes: a herd—Hare, 1939.

Obstinacy

 

deaf as an adder Obstinate refusal to listen; stubborn unwillingness to pay attention. The origin of this phrase lies in ancient Oriental folklore. An adder was thought to protect itself against the music of a snake charmer by blocking one ear with its tail while pressing the other ear to the ground. This belief was mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible:

They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear
Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
(Psalms 58:4-5)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstinacy - the trait of being difficult to handle or overcomeobstinacy - the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
2.obstinacy - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desiresobstinacy - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
impenitence, impenitency - the trait of refusing to repent
intransigence, intransigency - the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise

obstinacy

noun stubbornness, persistence, tenacity, perseverance, resolution, intransigence, firmness, single-mindedness, inflexibility, obduracy, doggedness, relentlessness, wilfulness, resoluteness, pig-headedness, pertinacity, tenaciousness, mulishness the obstinacy typical of his thoroughly awkward nature
flexibility, compliance, meekness, submissiveness, docility, cooperativeness, tractability
Quotations
"Obstinacy in a bad cause, is but constancy in a good" [Thomas Browne Religio Medici]

obstinacy

noun
Translations
عَنادَه
stædighed
csökönyösségönfejűség
òrjóska
trma
inatçılık

obstinacy

[ˈɒbstɪnəsɪ] N [of person] → obstinación f, terquedad f; [of resistance] → tenacidad f; [of illness] → persistencia f

obstinacy

[ˈɒbstɪnəsi] nobstination f

obstinacy

n
(of person)Hartnäckigkeit f, → Starrsinn m; his obstinacy in doing somethingdie Hartnäckigkeit, mit der er etw tut
(of illness, resistance)Hartnäckigkeit f

obstinacy

[ˈɒbstɪnəsɪ] nostinazione f

obstinate

(ˈobstinət) adjective
refusing to yield, obey etc. She won't change her mind – she's very obstinate.
ˈobstinacy (-nəsi) noun
ˈobstinately adverb
References in periodicals archive ?
Therefore I think that the parties should overcome their small obstinacies in order to prevent a similar scenario, as seen in Montenegro and Presevo, from happening," stated Sinani.
BDI and PDSH now showed that they are unable to find mutual understanding for the presidential elections while according to Arsim Sinani, the two parties will not reach an agreement due to the obstinacies of their leaders and the low culture on the political scene.
We want to believe that after six years of joint rule with VMRO-DPMNE we managed to build the minimum dose of trust because we did not build our policies on the basis of obstinacies which could cause a possible government crisis.