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ˈstʌb ərnstub·born

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubborn, obstinate, unregenerateadjective

    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

  2. refractory, stubbornadjective

    not responding to treatment

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

Wiktionary

  1. stubbornadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stubbornadjective

    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.]

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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

Examples of stubborn in a Sentence

  1. Thurman Conroy:

    The fire wants Thurman Conroy and his wife bad because it’s made every attempt it can to get out of that canyon and up this way, so they keep beating it down. And it’s just … it’s resilient, it’s stubborn, it wo n’t go away. That’s all Thurman Conroy and his wife can do.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    When you're faced with a stubborn and evasive opponent, you might survive, - but it can't be GAME AS USUAL.

  3. Anne Lamott:

    Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work You don't give up.

  4. Richard Simmons:

    Richard has always been one of the most headstrong and stubborn people I've ever met, this is his story. He has, certainly, the right to write the ending.

  5. Dean Crutchfield:

    You're not entitled to your own facts. The public is, facts are stubborn things. The public and the media own their own facts. (Subway) is taking a position that reflects what the court of public opinion is likely to want to see.

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