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Definitions of stubborn

  1. Stubbornness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Stubbornly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. (medicine) not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. difficult to treat or deal with; "stubborn rust stains"; "a stubborn case of acne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Obstinate; in flexible; unmanageable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Unreasonably determined; obstinate; intractable; unyielding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Unbending, like a stub; rigid; obstinate; inflexibly headstrong. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for stubborn

  1. But, my dear fellow, they have stood it, and 'facts are stubborn things; ' and you are well aware that at this present time the northern nations are the ones that lead the world in skill, enterprise, and deeds of daring. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  2. I've always been stubborn – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
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