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Definitions of stubborn

  1. persisting in a reactionary stand Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (medicine) not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. difficult to treat or deal with; "stubborn rust stains"; "a stubborn case of acne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; -- said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Very headstrong; determined to have one's own way; unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not easily overcome; persistent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Stubbornly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Stubbornness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Immovably fixed in opinion: obstinate: persevering: steady: stiff: inflexible: hardy: not easily melted or worked. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Obstinate; in flexible; unmanageable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Unreasonably determined; obstinate; intractable; unyielding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Unreasonably obstinate; inflexibly fixed in opinion; persevering; persisting; stiff; not flexible; hardy; refractory; not easily melted or worked; obstinately resisting command, the goad or the whip. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Unbending, like a stub; rigid; obstinate; inflexibly headstrong. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule. dictgcide_fs
  16. stub'orn, adj. immovably fixed in opinion: obstinate: persevering: steady: stiff: inflexible: hardy: not easily melted or worked.--v.t. (Keats) to make stubborn.--adv. STUBB'ORNLY.--n. STUBB'ORNNESS.--adj. STUBB'ORN-SHAFT'ED, having strong shafts or trunks. [A.S. styb, a stub.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Obstinate, unyielding, obdurate, inflexible, refractory, intractable, (facts are s. things, will not adapt themselves to theory). Hence stubbornly adv., stubbornness n. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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