follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

obstinacy

[ob-stuh-nuh-see] /ˈɒb stə nə si/
noun, plural obstinacies for 5.
1.
the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness.
2.
unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc.
3.
stubborn persistence:
The garrison fought on with incredible obstinacy.
4.
resistance to cure, relief, or treatment, as a disease.
5.
an instance of being obstinate; an obstinate act, viewpoint, etc.
Origin of obstinacy
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin obstinātia, derivative of Latin obstinātus (see obstinate); see -cy
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for obstinacy
British Dictionary definitions for obstinacy

obstinacy

/ˈɒbstɪnəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
the state or quality of being obstinate
2.
an obstinate act, attitude, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for obstinacy
n.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin obstinatia, from obstinatus (see obstinate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for obstinacy

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for obstinacy

16
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with obstinacy