noun \ˈäb-stə-nə-sē\
plural ob·sti·na·cies

Definition of OBSTINACY

a :  the quality or state of being obstinate :  stubbornness
b :  the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue <the obstinacy of tuberculosis>
:  an instance of being obstinate

Examples of OBSTINACY

  1. <the mindless obstinacy of those people who continue to insist that the earth is flat>

First Known Use of OBSTINACY

14th century


noun \ˈäb-stə-nə-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ob·sti·na·cies

Medical Definition of OBSTINACY

: the quality or state of being obstinate <the obstinacy of tuberculosis>


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