Obstinacy appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Now I see penury, can its bowed limp mildew obstinacy run epees I won?
- Now I say, "Can its bored nihility let a reneged evil madam live degenerately til I hinder obstinacy as I won?"
- Derek (or Bev) is told I may can its boys some pirate got warm air off, for I am raw to get a ripe mossy obstinacy amid lots I’ve brokered.
On this page:
|Play/pause||Buy footage||Find more|
Definition of the noun obstinacy
What does obstinacy mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: obstinacies
- the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
- resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of obstinacy: bullheadedness / obstinance / pigheadedness / self-will / stubbornness
- more generic terms: firmness / firmness of purpose / resoluteness / resolution / resolve = the trait of being resolute
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun obstinacy
- The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for obstinacy
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
American Education (1904)
Obstinacy is the miscarriage of energy.
Obstinacy is a species of conceit, and revels in the power to disarrange plans.
Ethics and Phenomenology (2012)
by Mark Sanders, Jeremy Wisnewski
Obstinacy is a case where “what is unhandy is encountered not only in the sense of something unusable or...
In other words, whereas obtrusiveness is the result of something's being missing, obstinacy is the result of its active interference.
The Inheritance of God's Transforming Mind & Heart by Oswald Chambers
Obstinacy is a remnant of the disposition of sin, and it fights against that which a person's will and conscience indicate to be right. If we persist in being perverse and obstinate, we shall ultimately get to the place where the emotions of will and ...
Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted
Obstinacy is the mule among the passions — a mistake of nature.
The Galaxy (1867)
It is also mentioned that the difference between a baby and a great coat is that one you was, and the other you wear ; that perseverance is a strong will and obstinacy is a strong wont ; that Noah's ark was a high ark but that an archbishop is a ...
The Fragrant Mind (2012)
Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion by Valerie Ann Worwood
Obstinacy is a way they handle conflict, which is of course an anathema to them. The impoverished rootie can be neglectful, disorganized, low-spirited, easily upset, and depressed. Inertia overtakes them and they become emotionally very ...
Concerning the Franchises in the City of Rome : and the Following Ordonnance of the 26th of December, 1687 by France. Parlement (Paris)
And "indeed, the-Pope's Obstinacy is the Cause, that thirty five " Cathedlral ...
The Virginia School Journal (1905)
Obstinacy is the miscarriage of energy. It is an unnatural attitude of the mind, It is a setting of the...
Obstinacy thrives on attention, and is dissipated by neglect. Obstinacy is a species of conceit, and revels in the power to disarrange plans.
London Magazine (1777)
Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer...
Obstinacy is the bliiulness of the foul, it is a darkness which no light can penetrate . There are people who were born mentally asleep, and will remain so till the day of judgment : no human effort will ever wake them. On thi Similitude bslivetn tbi ...
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
Obstinacy and obstinateness (the last rarely used) signify firmness ; stubbornness ; pertinacity. Obstinately follows the meaning of obstinate. Yield, Except you mean with obstinate repulse, To slay your sovereign. Shakspeare. The queen is ...
One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan
Obstinacy, stubbornnefs ; refolution, conftancy. t PERTINACY, për/-tỷ-nă-fỳ. f. Obstinacy, ftubbornnefs, perfiftency ; refolution, steadiHaving nefs, constancy. PERTINENCE, për/-tỷ-nëns. } PERTINENCY, për-tỷ-něn-fỳ. to the matter in hand, ...
The London encyclopaedia (1829)
or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge
Obstinacy and obstinateness (the last rarely used) signify firmness ; stubbornness ; pertina- Obstinately follows the meaning of obsti- city. sate. Yield, Except you mean with obstinate repulse, To slay your sovereign. Shaksptare. The queen is ...
Barclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1822)
by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), William SHORTON
obstinacy. Stubbomness. Resolution. Constancy. PE'RTINACY, s. [from pertinax, Lat.] obstinacy, steadiness, or persistency. PE'RTINENCE, PE'RTINENCY, s. [from pertinca, Lat.] justness of relation ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for obstinacy
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photos about obstinacy
If you need images about obstinacy for an article or a report, you can download stock photos at a very small price:
Video language resources about obstinacy
Click on an item to play that video:
Quotes about obstinacy
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
more quotes about obstinacy...
Scrabble value of O1B3S1T1I1N1A1C3Y4
The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of obstinacy to see it in context!