[ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-]


the state or quality of being obdurate.

Origin of obduracy

First recorded in 1590–1600; obdur(ate) + -acy
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Examples from the Web for obduracy

Contemporary Examples of obduracy

  • Obduracy and bad choices are the abundant natural resources of the Middle East.

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    The Israeli Smoke Screen

    Richard Cohen

    November 16, 2010

Historical Examples of obduracy

Word Origin and History for obduracy

"stubbornness," 1590s, from obdurate + -cy.

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