obduracy

noun ob·du·ra·cy \ ˈäb-də-rə-sē , -dyə- ; äb-ˈdu̇r-ə- , əb- , -ˈdyu̇r- \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of obduracy

plural obduracies
: the quality or state of being obdurate

Examples of obduracy in a Sentence

  1. the administrator was known for her unyielding obduracy even in the face of proof that she was wrong

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1600

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