obstinacy

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noun ob·sti·na·cy \ˈäb-stə-nə-sē\

Definition of obstinacy

plural

obstinacies

  1. 1a :  the quality or state of being obstinate :  stubbornness <She held to her own opinion with great obstinacy.>b :  the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue <the obstinacy of tuberculosis>

  2. 2 :  an instance of being obstinate <irritated by the senator's obstinacies>

Examples of obstinacy in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of obstinacy

14th century


Medical Dictionary

obstinacy

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noun ob·sti·na·cy \ˈäb-stə-nə-sē\

Medical Definition of obstinacy

plural

obstinacies

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



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