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obstinacy Syllabification: ob·sti·na·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈäbstənəsē/

Definition of obstinacy in English:


The quality or condition of being obstinate; stubbornness: his reputation for obstinacy
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with obstinacy

pertinency • lunacy
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