noun, plural ob·sti·na·cies for 5.
- obstetrical paralysis,
Origin of obstinacy
Examples from the Web for obstinacy
We need your opposition, your obstinacy rather than a united Europe.German Newspaper Tells Britain To Stay in EU Because They Love The Royals|Tom Sykes|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it makes the pettiness and obstinacy on display in the U.S. over these negotiations all the more unseemly.
Kennedy later said that his obstinacy in dealing with Nixon until it was too late was his single greatest regret.
First, you will not see my mother dead through your obstinacy.Wager of Battle|Henry William Herbert
Certainly it is obstinacy in error that makes the heretic, for a just God can punish only the adhesion of the will to error.
To cleave to the possibility of a physical explanation any longer is mere folly and obstinacy.The Grey Room|Eden Phillpotts
Bethink you to what you expose yourself by obstinacy; I may no longer be able to protect you when the King returns.The Chaplet of Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
But, instead of taking offence at my obstinacy, he was cordially pleased with the frankness of this little debate.Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time|Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
noun plural -cies
late 14c., from Medieval Latin obstinatia, from obstinatus (see obstinate).