obdurateness

[ ob-doo-rit, -dyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF obdurateness
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George's obdurateness, coming when she was most in need of kisses, hurt her.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "stubborn; hardened," from Latin obduratus "hardened," past participle of obdurare "be hard, hold out, persist, endure," from ob "against" (see ob-) + durare "harden, render hard," from durus "hard" (see endure). Related: Obdurately.

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