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obduracy

[ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-] /ˈɒb dʊ rə si, -dyʊ-/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being obdurate.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; obdur(ate) + -acy
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  • 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.
  • The obduracy of the military regime has rightly earned our condemnation and skepticism.
Word Origin and History for obduracy
n.

"stubbornness," 1590s, from obdurate + -cy.

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