obstinance : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
  • n  resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

  • Moscow's obstinance condemned people everywhere to fragmentary and often conflicting accounts that tended to shift abruptly as new facts became known.
  • That hardly squared with Gates' longtime obstinance on such matters, but Klein, whose sensitivity to politics and diplomacy would have made him a standout at the State Department .
  • Activist nurses contend that the real reason for this obstinance is that physicians want to hold on to their economic power.
News & Articles

  • Boehner's Already Refusing to Meet with Russian Delegates
    For once House Speaker John Boehner's obstinance might be working in President Obama's favor. As Vladimir Putin looks for opportunities to belittle Obama at the G20, Russia followed through on a suggestion to send a delegation of their lawmakers to D.C. to persuade members of Congress to take a "balanced stance" on Syria (presumably one that doesn't involve bombing their ally).
    Sept. 5, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • President Bush in guardian.co.uk
    We'll see whether or not that is the firm position of their government,Mr Bush said after a meeting with his cabinet at the White House. "If they continue their obstinance, if they continue to say to the world, 'We really don't care what...
  • Chris Pine in Trek Today
    He's a rebel without a cause,explained Pine. "I think everyone can remember what it's like to be fifteen, and he's a twenty-five-year-old fifteen-year-old! He has to mold all that energy and that drive and all that passion and obstinance...
  • President Bush in CBS News
    I think we've been together so long, and we did have some enduring respect for each other and admiration for each other, (so) that when we finally sort of let go of our (obstinance) and our frustration, it kind of gave - it was this great... Dave Matthews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Matthews&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNELjT4gwtYgcrM-kTTdkRgVkg2LgA The Weekender http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.theweekender.com/music/Revived_DMB_plots_tour__mdash__and_hiatus_07-06-2010.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGlb0L1uvCZscnXAAiomVCMqgwt9w Jul 6, 2010 69053 92052 obstinate We'll give diplomacy a chance to work," Mr. Bush said. "If they (Iranian leaders) continue to be completely obstinate, there will be additional sanctions."

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