obduracy

[ ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo- ]
/ ˈɒb dʊ rə si, -dyʊ- /

noun

the state or quality of being obdurate.

Origin of obduracy

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


n.

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

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