Obstinance



n.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin obstinantia, from obstinantem, from obstinatus “resolved, determined, resolute” (see obstinate).

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    [ob-stuh-nit] /ˈɒb stə nɪt/ adjective 1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty. 2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs. 3. not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds. 4. not […]

  • Obstinately

    [ob-stuh-nit] /ˈɒb stə nɪt/ adjective 1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty. 2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs. 3. not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds. 4. not […]



  • Obstipation

    [ob-stuh-pey-shuh n] /ˌɒb stəˈpeɪ ʃən/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. obstinate constipation. /ˌɒbstɪˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. (pathol) a severe form of constipation, usually resulting from obstruction of the intestinal tract n. 1590s, from Latin obstipationem (nominative obstipatio), noun of action from *obstipare “action of blocking or stopping up,” from ob- (see ob-) + stipare “to press together, to […]

  • Obstreperous

    [uh b-strep-er-uh s] /əbˈstrɛp ər əs/ adjective 1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly. 2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children. /əbˈstrɛpərəs/ adjective 1. noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control adj. c.1600, from Latin obstreperus “clamorous,” from obstrepere “drown with noise, make a noise against, oppose noisily,” from ob […]



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