obstinance

n.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin obstinantia, from obstinantem, from obstinatus "resolved, determined, resolute" (see obstinate).


Nearby words

  1. obstetrically,
  2. obstetrician,
  3. obstetrician-gynecologist,
  4. obstetrics,
  5. obstinacy,
  6. obstinate,
  7. obstinately,
  8. obstipation,
  9. obstreperous,
  10. obstruct

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