obduracy :

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  • n  resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible

  • It was the same determination, seen this time as obduracy, that so infuriated Gandhi, Nehru and Louis Mountbatten, Viceroy of India, who eventually accepted the division of Britain .
  • Faced with such obduracy, ETA has little trouble sending, if not a veteran, then a cachorro to put a bullet into the head of a man who has just kissed his wife and children and is .
  • Abernathy thinks that although Summers had weathered many storms before, the suggestion of impropriety, and his obduracy in responding to it, was simply too much: This may well .

  • David Owen in Times Online
    Lord Owen, who commissioned a report from MI6 on Mr Mugabe's character and beliefs, said: "His obduracy was so great and his zealotry so fierce that I felt you could not ignore the Maoist elements within him."
  • Michael Beloff in The West Australian
    In the perception of the ICC this damaging blow to the game's reputation and finances was in fact the product of the obduracy of one man, Mr Hair,Beloff said.
  • Aamir Sohail in Indiatimes
    It's not that the team management and support staff wouldn't have noticed his obduracy,said Sohail. "They must've advised him but as I said, he's being stubborn."

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