obduracy

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

noun

the state or quality of being obdurate.

Nearby words

  1. obdormition,
  2. obdt,
  3. obdt.,
  4. obduce,
  5. obduction,
  6. obdurate,
  7. obduration,
  8. obe,
  9. obeah,
  10. obeche

Origin of obduracy

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

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Word Origin and History for obduracy

obduracy

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper