obstinacy

Part of speech: noun

Stubbornness.

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Usage examples "obstinacy":

  1. The effects of the obstinacy and violence of the inquisitors was felt for some time after. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.
  2. But out of his obstinacy and hurt he had himself built up a barrier. - "The Amazing Interlude", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. I don't feel as if he could get away, she said, with what seemed to Malling a sort of odd obstinacy. - "The Dweller on the Threshold", Robert Smythe Hichens.