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Noun: obstinacy  ób-sti-nu-see
  1. The trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    - stubbornness, obstinance, mulishness
  2. Resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    - stubbornness, bullheadedness, obstinance, pigheadedness, self-will, bloody-mindedness [Brit]

Derived forms: obstinacies

Type of: firmness, firmness of purpose, intractability, intractableness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve