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obduracy

[ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being obdurate.
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Origin of obduracy

First recorded in 1590–1600; obdur(ate) + -acy
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Related Words for obduracy

relentlessness, perseverance, contumacy, pigheadedness, pertinacity, inexorableness, obstinacy, mulishness, inflexibility, inexorability, rigidness, doggedness, intransigency, rigidity, grimness, intransigence, indomitability, implacability, incompliance, adamancy

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Word Origin and History for obduracy

n.

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

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