Rigidity vs Obstinate - What's the difference?

rigidity | obstinate |


As a noun rigidity

is the quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form.

As an adjective obstinate is

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

rigidity

English

Noun

  • The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form.
  • Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
  • In Economics: synonym for stickiness (of prices/wages etc.). Describing the tendency of prices and money wages to adjust to changes in the economy with a certain delay.
  • Synonyms

    * rigidness

    Antonyms

    * flexibility * ductility * malleability * softness

    References

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    obstinate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
  • * 1686 , , "That men are justly punished for being obstinate in the defence of a fort that is not in reason to be defended",
  • From this consideration it is that we have derived the custom, in times of war, to punish
  • Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.
  • * 1927 , ,
  • Now it happened that Kasturbai had again begun getting haemorrhage, and the malady seemed to be obstinate .

    Synonyms

    * bloody-minded, persistent, stubborn, pertinacious * (not easily subdued) persistent, unrelenting, inexorable * See also

    Derived terms

    * obstinately * obstinateness