early 15c., from Medieval Latin obstinantia, from obstinantem, from obstinatus "resolved, determined, resolute" (see obstinate).
Related Words for obstinanceperseverance, resolve, grit, stubbornness, willpower, seriousness, decisiveness, firmness, fortitude, persistence, determination, resolution, reluctance, purpose, tenacity, obstinance, pigheadedness, tenaciousness, pertinacity, perversity
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Bruce Bartlett wonders if the obstinance of the GOP's conservative wing will lead to a new era of bipartisanship.Here's Something Debt Ceiling Obstinance May Create: A New Bipartisan Era
January 14, 2013