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English noun: obstinance

1. obstinance (attribute) the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

Synonymsmulishness, obstinacy, stubbornness

Broader (hypernym)intractability, intractableness

2. obstinance (attribute) resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

Synonymsbullheadedness, obstinacy, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness

Broader (hypernym)firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve

Narrower (hyponym)impenitence, impenitency, intransigence, intransigency

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