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Synonyms for obstinacy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance, mulishness(noun)

    the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

    Synonyms:
    bullheadedness, obstinance, stubbornness, pigheadedness, mulishness, self-will

  2. stubbornness, bullheadedness, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, self-will(noun)

    resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

    Synonyms:
    self-command, obstinance, mulishness, bullheadedness, will power, willpower, self-control, possession, pigheadedness, stubbornness, self-possession, self-will

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obstinacy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stubbornness, doggedness, heartiness, wilfulness, perversity, contumacy, obduracy, inflexibility, pertinacity, persistency, pig-headedness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obstinacy(n)

    Synonyms:
    incompliance, doggedness, perversity, obduracy, intractability, stubbornness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stubbornness, intransigence, recalcitrance, insistence, persistence, tenacity

How to pronounce obstinacy?

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How to say obstinacy in sign language?

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How to use obstinacy in a sentence?

  1. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance.

  2. Voltaire, Candide:

    [Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.


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