Obstinacy


Obstinacy
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Obstinacy->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ obstinateness
obstinateness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ obstinacy
obstinacy
tenacity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cussedness
cussedness
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ perseverance
perseverance
&c. 604a
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ immovability
immovability
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ old school
old school
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inflexibility
inflexibility
&c.(hardness) 323
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ obduracy
obduracy
obduration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dogged resolution
dogged resolution
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ resolution
resolution
&c. 604
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ruling passion
ruling passion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ blind side
blind side
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ self-will
self-will
contumacy
perversity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pervicacy|
pervicacy|
pervicacity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ indocility
indocility
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ bigotry
bigotry
intolerance
dogmatism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ opiniatry|
opiniatry|
opiniativeness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fixed idea
fixed idea
&c.(prejudgment) 481
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fanaticism
fanaticism
zealotry
infatuation
monomania
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ opinionatedness opinionativeness
opinionatedness opinionativeness
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mule
mule
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ opinionist|
opinionist|
opinionatist
opiniator|
opinator|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ stickler
stickler
dogmatist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bigot
bigot
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ zealot
zealot
enthusiast
fanatic
PARAG:Obstinacy->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be obstinate
be obstinate
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stickle
stickle
take no denial
fly in the face of facts
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ opinionate
opinionate
be wedded to an opinion
hug a belief
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have one's own way
have one's own way
&c.(will) 600
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ persist
persist
&c.(persevere) 604a
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have the last word
have the last word
insist on having the last word
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ die hard
die hard
fight against destiny
not yield an inch
stand out
PARAG:Obstinacy->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obstinate
obstinate
tenacious
stubborn
obdurate
casehardened
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inflexible
inflexible
&c.(hard) 323
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ balky
balky
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ immovable
immovable
not to be moved
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inert
inert
&c. 172
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unchangeable
unchangeable
&c. 150
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inexorable
inexorable
&c.(determined) 604
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ mulish
mulish
obstinate as a mule
pig-headed
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ dogged
dogged
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ sullen
sullen
sulky
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unmoved
unmoved
uninfluenced unaffected
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ willful
willful
self-willed
perverse
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ resty
resty
restive
restiff|
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ pervicacious
pervicacious
wayward
refractory
unruly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ heady
heady
headstrong
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ entete
entete
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ contumacious
contumacious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ crossgrained
crossgrained
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ arbitrary
arbitrary
dogmatic
positive
bigoted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ prejudiced
prejudiced
&c. 481
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ creed-bound
creed-bound
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ prepossessed
prepossessed
infatuated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ stiff-backed
stiff-backed
stiff necked
stiff hearted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ hard-mouthed
hard-mouthed
hidebound
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unyielding
unyielding
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ impervious
impervious
impracticable
inpersuasible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ unpersuadable
unpersuadable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ intractable
intractable
untractable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ incorrigible
incorrigible
deaf to advice
impervious to reason
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ crotchety
crotchety
&c. 608
PARAG:Obstinacy->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ obstinately
obstinately
&c.->Adj.

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  • Obstinacy — Ob sti*na*cy, n. [See {Obstinate}.] 1. A fixedness in will, opinion, or resolution that can not be shaken at all, or only with great difficulty; firm and usually unreasonable adherence to an opinion, purpose, or system; unyielding disposition;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstinacy — index contempt (disobedience to the court), contest (dispute), reluctance, resistance, resolution (decision), tenacity …   Law dictionary

  • obstinacy — (n.) late 14c., from M.L. obstinatia, from obstinatus (see OBSTINATE (Cf. obstinate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obstinacy — [äb′stə nə sē] n. [ME obstinacie < ML obstinatia, for L obstinatio] 1. the state or quality of being obstinate; specif., a) stubbornness b) resistance to treatment; persistence, as of a disease 2. pl. obstinacies an obstinate act, attitude,… …   English World dictionary

  • obstinacy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Refusal to comply Nouns 1. obstinacy, stubbornness, tenacity, doggedness; obduracy, obduration, insistence, resolution; intransigency, immovability, inflexibility, hardness, willpower; self will, will of …   English dictionary for students

  • obstinacy — noun (plural cies) Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of being obstinate ; stubbornness b. the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue < the obstinacy of tuberculosis > 2. an instance of being obstinate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obstinacy — /ob steuh neuh see/, n., pl. obstinacies for 5. 1. the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness. 2. unyielding or stubborn adherence to one s purpose, opinion, etc. 3. stubborn persistence: The garrison fought on with incredible… …   Universalium

  • obstinacy — noun The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness. He finished only through a mixture of determined obstinacy and ingenuity …   Wiktionary

  • obstinacy — ob·sti·na·cy äb stə nə sē n, pl cies the quality or state of being obstinate <the obstinacy of tuberculosis> …   Medical dictionary

  • obstinacy — noun Zach s obstinacy contributed to his unfavorable performance evaluation Syn: stubbornness, inflexibility, intransigence, intractability, obduracy, mulishness, pigheadedness, willfulness, contrariness, perversity, recalcitrance, refractoriness …   Thesaurus of popular words


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