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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (pigheadedness)
a. obstinacy
La obstinación del otro lado hizo que fuera casi imposible de llegar a un acuerdo.The other side's obstinacy made it nearly impossible for us to reach an agreement.
b. stubbornness
Ya me cansé de tu obstinación. No te voy a dar más consejos si haces caso omiso.I'm fed up with your stubbornness. I'm not giving you advice anymore if you don't listen to me.
2. (determination)
a. tenacity
Tienes obstinación, inteligencia y eres trabajador. Lograrás mucho en la vida.You have tenacity, intelligence, and you're hardworking. You will get far in life.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (persistencia)
a. perseverance
2. (terquedad)
a. obstinacy, stubbornness
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obstinacy; stubbornness
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