Obstinacy


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Obstinacy

Obtuseness (See DIMWITTEDNESS.)
Oddness (See ECCENTRICITY.)
Oldness (See AGE, OLD.)
Balmawhapple
bullheaded, blundering Scotch laird. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
Deans, Davie
stern and righteous Presbyterian. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian]
Gradgrind, Thomas
rigid “man of realities.” [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Grant, Ulysses S.
(1822–1885) 18th U.S. president; nicknamed “Unconditional Surrender.” [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
Jorkins
intractable, unyielding lawyer. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
Mistress Mary
known for being “quite contrary.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 31]
mule
symbol of obstinacy: “stubborn as a mule.” [Folklore: Jobes, 462]
Pharaoh
refuses to heed Moses’s mandate from God. [O.T.: Exodus 7:13, 22–23, 8:32, 9:7, 12]
References in classic literature ?
Troy's answer--the living picture of human obstinacy in its most respectable form.
ae1/4oeIn light of the obstinacy of the occupation authority and its determination to escalate the situation by proceeding with its arbitrary measures against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the residents of Jerusalem, the local leaders are determined to continue with their opposition to these arbitrary procedures as well as rejecting any attempt by the occupation to impose its rule over Al-Aqsa Mosque,ae1/4Ci said the statement.
Animal terms that raised a smile because of their aptness include a shrewdness of apes, an obstinacy of buffalo, a bask of crocodiles, a murder of crows, a busyness of ferrets, a bloat of hippopotami, a cowardice of curs, a smack of jellyfish, a labour of moles, a pandemonium of parrots, an unkindness of ravens, a crash of rhinoceros, a knot of toads, a descent of woodpeckers and a zeal of zebras.
Ghandour pointed out that the decision of the US administration extending time of the sanctions on Sudan will encourage the armed movements to continue hostilities and obstinacy awaiting overthrow and collapse of the government at any time.
A Qatari opposition activist and President of Qatar's National Democratic Party, Khalid Al-Hail stated on his Twitter account, "I think that America's mediation failed to contain Qatar's crises because of Qatar's obstinacy.
It's this obstinacy that prevents most workers from finding their way to an advantage.
Foreign Office Spokesman said Indian obstinacy is the main hurdle in the way of implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir.
Apparent obstinacy on the part of the neighbouring borough, with yet more houses planned and more cars to make life ever more difficult at Swans Corner, inevitably makes the East Middlesbrough bypass linking the A172 with the A66 a non-starter.
The Moroccan Government reaffirms its total rejection of all actions and statements that might undermine the kingdom's territorial integrity or any obstinacy to provoke the Moroccan people, the minister added.
The Future bloc is the one encumbering the work of the cabinet and parliament, as well as hindering the election of a new Lebanese President through its obstinacy and refusal of national partnership," Nicholas told Al- Mada radio station.
The Kingdom of Bahrain hails the huge efforts and qualitative steps taken by President Mahmoud Abbas of the brotherly Palestinian State, who, despite the substantial difficulties and Israel's obstinacy, remained committed to transparent negotiations and legitimate means in his struggle to restore the Palestinian people's full rights, decide on Palestine's destiny and establish the Palestinian independent State.
President, it will be easier for your "bosses" to accept your weaknesses and mistakes than see through your continued obstinacy and falsehood.