Thesaurus

obduracy

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of obduracy

a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • the administrator was known for her unyielding obduracy even in the face of proof that she was wrong

Synonyms for obduracy

Words Related to obduracy

Near Antonyms for obduracy

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about obduracy

Time Traveler for obduracy

Time Traveler

The first known use of obduracy was in 1600

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Obduracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obduracy. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

More from Merriam-Webster on obduracy

Dictionary: Definition of obduracy

Britannica English: Translation of obduracy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on obduracy

What made you want to look up obduracy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!