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synonyms for obstinacy

  • determination
  • obstinance
  • purpose
  • reluctance
  • tenacity
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antonyms for obstinacy

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  • irresolution
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How to use obstinacy in a sentence

This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
You fancied, perhaps, I would stand haggling with you all night, and yield at last to your obstinacy.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
A glorious vision, in which the prophet's lips are cleansed: he foretelleth the obstinacy of the Jews.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
She has an obstinacy and a perseverance in sticking at you that drive you almost wild, but make you learn "lots" in the end.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He reproaches the Jews for their obstinacy: he will deliver them out of their captivity, for his own name's sake.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The contest was continued with great obstinacy till nightfall, when the rebels retired.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
After his recent exasperation he longed to ease his heart of a sketch, but obstinacy held him back.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
The difficulties encountered in performing this task arose from the obstinacy of the Dutch monarch.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
He therefore belaboured him till his sullen obstinacy gave way to a roar for mercy, and promises never so to offend again.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
And Thyrsis, in great distress of soul, explained that he did not mean it that way—he apologized abjectly for his obstinacy.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
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