Part of speech: noun

Obstinacy; obdurateness.

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Usage examples "obduracy":

  1. I, in my obduracy, went to foul extremes. - "A Thief in the Night", E. W. Hornung.
  2. Thus the obduracy of the wicked is compared to " the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely." - "The Romance of Natural History, Second Series", Philip Henry Gosse.
  3. Magdalene had still to learn this lesson painfully: that she was slow in learning it, proved the strength and obduracy of her will. - "Not Like Other Girls", Rosa N. Carey.