from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
- n. The act or an instance of being stubborn or refractory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or condition of being obstinate; pertinacions adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of conduct, whether right or wrong, and in spite of argument or entreaty; a fixedness, and generally an unreasonable fixedness, of opinion or resolution, that cannot be shaken; stubbornness; pertinacity.
- n. An unyielding character or quality; continued resistance to the operation of remedies or to palliative measures: as, the obstinacy of a fever or of a cold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
- n. resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
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