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obstinacy

[ ob-stuh-nuh-see ]
/ ˈɒb stə nə si /
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noun, plural ob·sti·na·cies for 5.
the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness.
unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc.
stubborn persistence: The garrison fought on with incredible obstinacy.
resistance to cure, relief, or treatment, as a disease.
an instance of being obstinate; an obstinate act, viewpoint, etc.
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Origin of obstinacy

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin obstinātia, derivative of Latin obstinātus (see obstinate); see -cy
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British Dictionary definitions for obstinacy

obstinacy
/ (ˈɒbstɪnəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
the state or quality of being obstinate
an obstinate act, attitude, etc
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