obstinacy

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obstinacy (countable and uncountable, plural obstinacies)

  1. The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness.
    • But whenever obstinacy, which is an open defiance, appears, that cannot be winked at, or neglected, but must, in the first instance, be subdued and mastered; only care must be had, that we mistake not ; and we must be sure it is obstinacy, and nothing else.
    He finished only through a mixture of determined obstinacy and ingenuity.

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