obstinance


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Noun1.obstinance - the trait of being difficult to handle or overcomeobstinance - the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
2.obstinance - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desiresobstinance - 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
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The former England international ended with figures of three for 71, Gordon Muchall's obstinance seeing him unbeaten on 37 by the time the final wicket fell.
Big Tobacco's political power began to wane in the 1990s, however, after years of bad press from tort litigation and perceived obstinance to admitting tobacco's devastating health effects.
Sunni Arab obstinance is one issue, with politicians and clerics making "absolutist demands that no Shiite PM would ever agree to, including the formation of autonomous regions with a de facto independent Sunni army that Baghdad would fund," said Sowell.
Before his conversion, he said, "In my arrogance, in all of my obstinance .
In effect, Khamenei's obstinance due to his belief that U.
figure out a way to think about themselves and most everything else differently, formulate fresh understandings based on the faith that for new fires to kindle, old ones have to be dashed; and based less on isolating, boneheaded obstinance and more, for instance, on the wish to make each other happy without neutralizing the private self.
His tenure was blighted by some of the problems which hindered him at Liverpool - obstinance, poor player relations and power struggles - but what probably made his job most difficult was an impediment which no manager can easily resolve: injuries.
Misbah provided strong late resistance with his defiant 58 not out off 140 balls while Azhar was obstinance personified with a stubborn 28 not out from 135 deliveries.
Cale's secretiveness, obstinance and unmatched ability to kill when required combine with his arrogance to overshadow his virtues and leave the reader thinking of a certain Anakin Skywalker - and his ultimate fate.
Little prepared for the life of freedom and reverence that awaits, Cale's secretiveness, obstinance and unmatched ability to kill when required combine with his arrogance to overshadow his virtues and leave the reader thinking of a certain Anakin Skywalker.
So, as you are on a three-week tour of Western countries, could you give us a sense of what is the core of your argument to us, that would cause us to believe that someone who's shown such obstinance [President Mugabe] is really worthy of our assistance?