1. 1〔気立て〕one's disposition; one's nature
  1. 2〔意気地〕will power;〔誇り〕pride;〔片意地〕obstinacy
    • 彼には全く意地というものがない
    • He has no backbone [strength of character].
    • 男[女]の意地
    • one's pride as a man [woman]
    • 意地になって反対する
    • disagree for the sake of disagreement/object out of contentiousness
    • 意地を通す
    • have one's own way/《口》 stick to one's guns(▼いい意味に用いる)
    • つまらないことで意地を張る
    • be stubborn about [over] little things
    • 自分が始めたことだから意地でもやり遂げてみせる
    • Since I started it I will see it through to the end, if only to show I'm no quitter.