Thesaurus

obstinateness

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of obstinateness

a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • regardless of the issue, she holds onto her position with an obstinateness that would exhaust the patience of a saint

Synonyms for obstinateness

Words Related to obstinateness

Near Antonyms for obstinateness

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about obstinateness

Cite this Entry

“Obstinateness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obstinateness. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

Comments on obstinateness

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

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!