Definition of obstinacy
- the obstinacy of tuberculosis
- irritated by the senator's obstinacies
the mindless obstinacy of those people who continue to insist that the earth is flat
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'obstinacy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
bullheadedness, doggedness, hardheadedness, intransigence, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinateness, opinionatedness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, willfulness;
adamancy (also adamance), determination, implacability, inexorability, inflexibility, inveteracy, perseverance, persistence, persistency, relentlessness, resolve, single-mindedness, steadfastness, stick-to-itiveness, tenaciousness, tenacity;
What made you want to look up obstinacy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to grant as a privilege or special favor
Get Word of the Day daily email!