Obstinacy Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Obstinacy


  1. Balmawhapple bullheaded, blundering Scotch laird. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
  2. Deans, Davie stern and righteous Presbyterian. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian]
  3. Gradgrind, Thomas rigid “man of realities.” [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
  4. Grant, Ulysses S. (1822–1885) 18th U.S. president; nicknamed “Unconditional Surrender.” [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
  5. Jorkins intractable, unyielding lawyer. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  6. Mistress Mary known for being “quite contrary.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 31]
  7. mule symbol of obstinacy: “stubborn as a mule.” [Folklore: Jobes, 462]
  8. Pharaoh refuses to heed Moses’s mandate from God. [O.T.: Exodus 7:13, 22–23, 8:32, 9:7, 12]

Obtuseness (See DIMWITTEDNESS.)

Oddness (See ECCENTRICITY.)

Oldness (See AGE, OLD.)