obstinacy obstinacy  /ˈɑb stə nə si/


  1. (n) the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
  2. (n) resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires


  1. Rudd's other great achievement since taking office also required overturning years of government obstinacy: he ratified the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.
  2. His is an individual engagement based on a personal obstinacy.
  3. What may at first glance look like shyness or obstinacy is actually something far more complex--and much more interesting.


  • Japan's DoCoMo holds out to iPhone mania, but at what cost?

    By Sophie Knight and Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) - NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan's largest mobile provider and a pioneer of the mobile Internet, is one of just a few holdouts among the world's big mobile carriers not offering Apple Inc's iPhone to its 60 million customers. It is paying heavily for that obstinacy - with a net 3.2 million users jumping ship to its two domestic rivals over the last 4-1/2 ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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