What does stubborn mean?

Definitions for stubbornˈstʌb ərn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubborn, obstinate, unregenerate(adj)

    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

  2. refractory, stubborn(adj)

    not responding to treatment

    "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"

Wiktionary

  1. stubborn(Adjective)

    Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stubborn(adj)

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stubborn

    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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stubborn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stubborn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

  2. Laurence J. Peter:

    Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

  3. Takeshi Onaga:

    I strongly call on the government to not be bound by stubborn concerns and to change their policies to lighten our burden.

  4. Lois Reierson:

    There remains this stubborn unwillingness to look beyond the big-dollar and take something less flashy until you can find that higher-paying job.

  5. John Adams:

    Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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