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Definition of Obstinacy

Obstinacy

  1. A fixedness in will, opinion, or resolution that can not be shaken at all, or only with great difficulty; firm and usually unreasonable adherence to an opinion, purpose, or system; unyielding disposition; stubborness; pertinacity; persistency; contumacy.
  2. The quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue; as, the obstinacy of a disease or evil.

Obstinacy Quotations

'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Laurence Sterne

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Robert Peel

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Henry Ward Beecher

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Obstinacy Translations

obstinacy in French is obstination
obstinacy in German is Eigensinn, Sturheit, Eigensinns
obstinacy in Italian is cocciutaggine
obstinacy in Latin is pertinacia
obstinacy in Swedish is envishet, trots
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