from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being intractable or hardened.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being obdurate, intractable, or stubbornly inflexible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The duality or state of being obdurate; invincible hardness of heart; obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being obdurate; especially, the state of being hardened against moral influences; extreme hardness of heart; rebellious persistence in wickedness.
  • n. Synonyms See obdurate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible


obdurate +‎ -cy. (Wiktionary)



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