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obstinance (n.)

early 15c., obstinaunce, "non-compliance, self-willed persistence," from Medieval Latin obstinantia, from obstinatus "resolved, determined, resolute" (see obstinate). Earlier was obstinacioun "determination, resolution" (mid-14c.), from Old French.

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Definitions of obstinance from WordNet

obstinance (n.)
the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome;
Synonyms: stubbornness / obstinacy / mulishness
obstinance (n.)
resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires;
Synonyms: stubbornness / bullheadedness / obstinacy / pigheadedness / self-will
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