from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being obstinate; obstinacy.

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

  • noun The characteristic of being obstinate.


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  • And he pooh-poohed the thought that a couple of thousand teachers could lose their jobs without the infusion of cash, calling it a scare tactic by Democrats and Republicans who are frustrated by his obstinateness. Local

  • Where we differ, however, with our city manager of six months 'tenure, is his continued obstinateness about city police academies.


  • After months and months of fits and starts, obstinateness, fear-mongering, grand standing, and countless rounds of compromises, it looks like Senate Democratic Party leaders plan to give up two key provisions that were absolute musts for progressives: a public plan and the medicare buy-in option that's been floated recently as an alternative to the public plan.

    Post Carbon Institute Publications

  • Meanwhile, Fred's friends over at the Washington Times charged that Fred Thompson "set a mark for obstinateness during his eight years in the senate" - Frederick of Hollywood was "the lone dissenter on more votes .

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • (All 'long of a man's obstinateness, for was not my sometime Lord Cardinal [Wolsey] wont to say that rather than miss the one half of his will, he would endanger the one half of his kingdom?

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall


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