Obstinacy

Definition of Obstinacy

Ob´sti`na`cy
n.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.
You do not well in obstinacy
To cavil in the course of this contract.
- Shak.
To shelter their ignorance, or obstinacy, under the obscurity of their terms.
- Locke.
2.The quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue; as, the obstinacy of a disease or evil.

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