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Obduracy   Listen

Resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible.  Synonyms: adamance, unyieldingness.

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"Obduracy" Quotes from Famous Books

... out of sight Mrs. Mumpson betook herself to the rocking chair and began to expatiate on the blindness and obduracy of men in general and of Mr. Holcroft in particular. "They are all much alike," she complained, "and are strangely neglectful of the proprieties of life. My dear, deceased husband, your father, was becoming gradually senserble of my value in guiding him in this respect, and indeed, I may add ...
— He Fell in Love with His Wife • Edward P. Roe

... shade of compunction at the fragile kneeling figure, with its face crimsoned by the act of stooping and by the obduracy of the dust-ingrained boot-laces. But as she looked she noticed the flushed cheeks, and, being a diviner of spirits, wondered what Hester was ashamed ...
— Red Pottage • Mary Cholmondeley

... had slipped from his bed and was approaching the door. Again I rapped, this time with greater impatience over the delay, but not the slightest sound rewarded the effort Shivering there in my wet clothes, the stubborn obduracy of the fellow awakened ...
— The Devil's Own - A Romance of the Black Hawk War • Randall Parrish

Words linked to "Obduracy" :   resoluteness, firmness of purpose, firmness, resolution, resolve, adamance

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