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Obstinate vs. Defiance

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Obstinateadjective

Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.

Defiancenoun

The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.

Obstinateadjective

Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.

Defiancenoun

Open or bold resistance to or disregard for authority, opposition, or power.

Obstinateadjective

Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; - usually implying unreasonableness.

‘I have known great cures done by obstinate resolution of drinking no wine.’; ‘No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate.’; ‘Of sense and outward things.’;

Defiancenoun

A challenging attitude or behaviour; challenge.

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Obstinateadjective

Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions.

Defiancenoun

The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.

‘A war without a just defiance made.’; ‘Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down.’;

Obstinateverb

persist stubbornly;

‘he obstinates himself against all rational arguments’;

Defiancenoun

A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.

‘He breathed defiance to my ears.’;

Obstinateadjective

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

Defiancenoun

A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.

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Obstinateadjective

resistant to guidance or discipline;

‘Mary Mary quite contrary’; ‘an obstinate child with a violent temper’; ‘a perverse mood’; ‘wayward behavior’;

Defiancenoun

intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

Obstinateadjective

persisting in a reactionary stand

Defiancenoun

a hostile challenge

Obstinateadjective

stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so

‘her obstinate determination to pursue a career in radio’;

Defiancenoun

a defiant act

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Obstinateadjective

(of an unwelcome situation) very difficult to change or overcome

‘the obstinate problem of unemployment’;

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