obstinacy[äb′stə nə sē]
obstinacy definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the state or quality of being obstinate; specif.,
- resistance to treatment; persistence, as of a disease
- pl. obstinacies an obstinate act, attitude, etc.
Origin: Middle English obstinacie ; from Midieval Latin obstinatia, for Classical Latin obstinatio
obstinacy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.