obstinacy obstinacy  /ˈɑb stə nə si/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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