obduracy

[ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-]
noun
the state or quality of being obdurate.

Origin:
1590–1600; obdur(ate) + -acy

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obdurate (ˈɒbdjʊrɪt)
 
adj
1.  not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted
2.  impervious to persuasion, esp to moral persuasion
 
[C15: from Latin obdūrāre to make hard, from ob- (intensive) + dūrus hard; compare endure]
 
'obduracy
 
n
 
'obdurateness
 
n
 
'obdurately
 
adv

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obduracy
1590s, from obdurate.
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Example sentences
German obduracy on the euro might be a cause, she implied.
People who know the supreme leader are unsurprised by his obduracy.
The order to her was a reasonable solution to a problem created entirely by her
  own obduracy.
She was obdurate, and by obduracy added one hour and a half to her single
  blessedness.
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