V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

I. VOLITION IN GENERAL

1. Acts of volition

Obstinacy.

[Antonyms: irresolution.]

[Nouns] obstinateness; obstinacy, tenacity; cussedness [U.S.]; perseverance [more]; immovability; old school; inflexibility (hardness) [more]; obduracy, obduration; dogged resolution; resolution [more]; ruling passion; blind side.

self-will, contumacy, perversity; pervicacy, pervicacity; indocility.

bigotry, intolerance, dogmatism; opiniatry, opintiveness; fixed idea (prejudgement) [more]; fanaticism, zealotry, infatuation, monomania; opinionatedness, opinionativeness.

mule; optinionist, opinionatist, opiniator, opinator; stickler, dogmatist; bigot; zealot, enthusiast, fanatic.

[Verbs] be obstinate; stickle, take no denial, fly in the face of facts; opinionate, be wedded to an opinion, hug a belief; have one's own way (will) [more]; persist (persevere) [more]; have the last word, insist on having the last word.

die hard, fight against destiny, not yield an inch, stand out.

[Adjectives] obstinate, tenacious, stubborn, obdurate, casehardened; inflexible (hard) [more]; balky; immovable, not to be moved; inert [more]; unchangeable [more]; inexorable (determined) [more]; mulish, obstinate as a mule, pig-headed.

dogged; sullen, sulky; unmoved, uninfluenced, unaffected.

willful, self-willed, perverse; resty, restive, restiff; pervicacious, wayward, refractory, unruly; heady, headstrong; entete; contumacious; crossgrained.

arbitrary, dogmatic, positive, bigoted; prejudiced [more]; creed-bound; prepossessed, infatuated; stiff-backed, stiff necked, stiff hearted; hard-mouthed, hidebound; unyielding; impervious, impracticable, inpersuasible; unpersuadable; intractable, untractable; incorrigible, deaf to advice, impervious to reason; crotchety [more].

[Adverbs] obstinately.

[Phrases] non possumus; no surrender; ils n'ont rien appris, ni rien oublié [French: "They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing"].

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help

;