Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers Division (I) Individual Volition
Section I. Volition in General
1. Acts of Volition
NOUN: OBSTINATENESS &c. adj.; obstinacy, tenacity; cussedness [ U. S.]; perseverance [See Resolution] a; immovability; old school; inflexibility ( hardness) [See Hardness]; obduracy, obduration [ rare], obdurateness, doggedness, dogged resolution; resolution [See Resolution]; ruling passion; blind side.
self-will, contumacy, perversity; pervicaciousness [ rare], pervicacy [ obs.], pervicacity [ obs.]; indocility [ obs.].
BIGOTRY, intolerance, dogmatism; opiniatry [ obs.], opiniativeness [ rare]; impersuasibility, impersuadableness; intractableness, incorrigibility; fixed idea ( prejudgment) [See Misjudgment]; fanaticism, zealotry, infatuation, monomania; opinionatedness, opinionativeness.
BIGOT, opinionist [ obs.], opinionatist [ obs.], opiniator [ obs.], opinator [ obs.]; stickler, dogmatist, zealot, enthusiast, fanatic, bitter-ender [ colloq.]; mule.
VERB: BE OBSTINATE &c. adj.; stickle, take no denial, fly in the face of facts; opinionate [ rare], be wedded to an opinion, hug a belief; have ones own way ( will) [See Will]; persist ( persevere) [See Resolution] a; have -, insist on having- the last word.
DIE HARD, die fighting, fight to the last ditch, fight against destiny, not yield an inch, stand out.
ADJECTIVE: obstinate, tenacious, stubborn, obdurate, casehardened; inflexible ( hard) [See Hardness]; balky; immovable, not to be moved; inert [See Inertness]; unchangeable [See Stability]; inexorable ( determined) [See Resolution]; mulish, obstinate as a mule, pig-headed.
dogged; sullen, sulky; unmoved, uninfluenced, unaffected.
WILLFUL or wilful, self-willed, perverse; resty [ dial. Eng.], restive, pervicacious [ rare], ungovernable, wayward, refractory, unruly; heady, headstrong; entêté [ F.]; contumacious; crossgrained.
arbitrary, dogmatic, positive, bigoted, opinionated, opinionative, opinionate [ obs.], opinioned, opiniative [ rare]; prejudiced [See Misjudgment]; creed-bound; prepossessed, infatuated; stiff-backed, stiff-necked, stiff-hearted; hard-mouthed, hidebound; unyielding; impervious, impracticable, impersuasible, impersuadable, unpersuadable; untractable, intractable; incorrigible, deaf to advice, impervious to reason; crotchety [See Caprice].
ADVERB: obstinately &c. adj.; with set jaw, with sullen mouth; no surrender.
QUOTATIONS: Non possumus.
Ils nont rien appris ni rien oublié.
Other people are obstinate, I am firm.
Lest any foreigner should alter their laws, which are bad, but not to be altered by mere aliens.Dunsany