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Meaning of obstinacy

ob•sti•na•cy

Pronunciation: (ob'stu-nu-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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