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obstinacy

ob·sti·na·cy

obstinacy

 
pronunciation:
ab st n si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: obstinacies
definition 1: the state or quality of being stubborn; stubbornness.
antonyms:
flexibility
definition 2: an instance of stubborn behavior.
Word Parts
The word obstinacy contains the following parts:
ob- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix ob- is a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as object . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in ob- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms oc-, of-, op-, and o-.
-cy Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state of or quality of