Definition of Obstinance

1. Noun. The trait of being difficult to handle or overcome.

Exact synonyms: Mulishness, Obstinacy, Stubbornness
Generic synonyms: Intractability, Intractableness
Derivative terms: Stubborn, Stubborn



2. Noun. Resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires.

Definition of Obstinance

1. Noun. The characteristic of being obstinate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstinance

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Literary usage of Obstinance

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... (esp. of the quality), obstinance or obstinancy (rare); spec, intractability, perversity, stubbornness, obduracy, ..."

2. The Life and Writings of Philip, Duke of Wharton by Lewis Saul Benjamin (1913)
"I am determin'd ' (added he) ' to conquer this obstinance of the Queen, provided you never prove false to me, or change ; nor shall the most insurmountable ..."

3. A Middle-English Dictionary: Containing Words Used by English Writers from by Francis Henry Stratmann (1891)
"... sb., O.Fr. obstinance ; obstinacy, TREV. VII. 371. oc,conj., ON ok ; and; (ms. occ) ORM. 1216. ÖC, conj., ON auk ; = eao ; also, GEN. & EX. ok HAV. ..."

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