obstinance

Word Origin & History

obstinance
mid-15c., from L. obstinantia, from obstinantem, from obstinatus (see obstinate).
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obstinance

noun
1. the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome [syn: stubbornness
2. resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires [syn: stubbornness
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