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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being inflexible; incapability of being bent; unyielding stiffness; obstinacy of will or temper; firmness of purpose.
  • noun Synonyms Tenacity, resolution, perseverance; doggedness, stubbornness, obstinacy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of being bent or changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness; rigidity; firmness of will or purpose; unbending pertinacity; steadfastness; resoluteness; unchangeableness; obstinacy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of being bent or changed; unyielding stiffness; inflexibleness; rigidity; obstinacy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lack of physical flexibility
  • noun the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe

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