obstinacy[äb′stə nə sē]
- the state or quality of being obstinate; specif.,
- resistance to treatment; persistence, as of a disease
- pl. obstinacies an obstinate act, attitude, etc.
Origin: ME obstinacie < ML obstinatia, for L obstinatio
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noun pl. ob·sti·na·cies
- The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
- The act or an instance of being stubborn or refractory.