- The quality or condition of being obstinate; stubbornness: his reputation for obstinacyMore example sentences
stubbornness, inflexibility, intransigence, intractability, intractableness, obduracy, mulishness, pig-headedness, bull-headedness, wilfulness, self-will, strong-mindedness, contrariness, perversity, perverseness, uncooperativeness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, unmanageableness, stiffness, rigidity, steeliness, implacability, relentlessness, immovability, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, doggedness, pertinacity, pertinaciousness, single-mindedness, firmness, steadfastness, determination
- His persistence, even obstinacy, marked him out.
- The obduracy and obstinacy of human beings is what enables them to fight for their countries, repel invaders and maintain their solidarity.
- If Richards's film is a tribute to the tenacity of the treasure hunters, its very existence is proof of his dogged obstinacy.