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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Now both sides just default to obstinance. What a shame.
If we can't get rid of these useless bus lanes, then at least let's use them when they are available and do our best to counteract congestion and pollution, despite the obstinance of those who control our city's roads.
"Zealousness is not the same as obstinance," Murphy wrote.
Mosley and others have said training efforts can even backfire if not well-designed, creating resentment and obstinance.
Michaelides who had also testified before the panel, said he had proven that Georgiades acted "with stubbornness, with obstinance, and instead of having prudence and rationality there was incompetence."
Yet, fast forward a fortnight, and suddenly Benitez's obstinance appears to have paid off once again.
However, Champion appears to have a meritorious claim, he has been diligent in pursuing it in the face of bureaucratic obstinance, and the issue of tolling has not been addressed.
The neglect and decay of the park, moreover, might be understood as cumulative, active gestures towards managing the obstinance of enduring material relics.
-The UAE rejects Al Houthi rebels obstinance in accepting a political settlement to the crisis in Yemen.
I'm not forcing you.' But in general she had the characteristic obstinance of her ancient stock.