Pronunciation: (ob'stu-nu-sē),[key] —n., —pl.-ciesfor 5. 1. the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness.
2. unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc.
3. stubborn persistence: The garrison fought on with incredible obstinacy. 4. resistance to cure, relief, or treatment, as a disease.
5. an instance of being obstinate; an obstinate act, viewpoint, etc.