obduracy

[ UK /ˈɒbdjɔːɹəsi/ ]
NOUN
  1. resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
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How To Use obduracy In A Sentence

  • The obduracy and obstinacy of human beings is what enables them to fight for their countries, repel invaders and maintain their solidarity.
  • MPs have accused the government of obduracy and called on ministers to reverse their decision.
  • Hisagency has been criticized for obduracy and for not reining in environmental zealots. Henry J. Stern: The Pete Grannis Dismissal: A New Low
  • I am incensed that the council appears to be issuing a written policy that eliminates any opportunity for discretion and reasonable judgement, and promotes institutional obduracy.
  • a fund of purblind obduracy, of opaque _flunkyism_ grown truculent and transcendent; what an eye for the phylacteries, and want of eye for the eternal noblenesses; sordid loyalty to the prosperous Semblances, and high-treason against the Supreme Fact, such a vote betokens in these natures? Latter-Day Pamphlets
  • All however agree, that no man who ever sat on the bench deserved the imputation of "obduracy" less than Baron Graham. Notes and Queries, Number 189, June 11, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • For left-liberals and conservatives alike, political beliefs derive much of their obduracy from being rooted in morality and self-concept.
  • But there are also the white clergy (and rabbi); usually, they were pusillanimous and hesitant to move more than a step or two beyond their conservative members, most of whom supported the egregious Jew-turned-Episcopalian Mayor Henry Loeb, who rivals in obduracy George W. Bush. Balkinization
  • Katherine shrugged her shoulders and lifted her jaw (projecting a steadfast impression of mulish obduracy). BEHINDLINGS
  • And they highlight China's obduracy in the Copenhagen negotiations as evidence that other countries will not cooperate.
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