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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubbornly, pig-headedly, obdurately, mulishly, obstinately, cussedlyadverb

    in a stubborn unregenerate manner

    "she remained stubbornly in the same position"


  1. stubbornlyadverb

    In a stubborn manner.

    He stubbornly refused to quit trying, even after failing 20 times.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stubbornlyadverb

    Obstinately; contumaciously; inflexibly.

    Etymology: from stubborn.

    Stubbornly he did repugn the truth,
    About a certain question in the law. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    He wilfully neglects his book, and stubbornly refuses any thing he can do. John Locke.

    So close they cling, so stubbornly retire,
    Their love’s more violent than the chymist’s fire. Samuel Garth.


  1. stubbornly

    Stubbornly is an adverb that describes the action of persisting in or remaining constant to a purpose, idea, task, belief, or opinion in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion. It involves obstinacy and refusal to change one's mind or course of action.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stubbornly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stubbornly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stubbornly in a Sentence

  1. David Hensley:

    The August PMI surveys suggest that conditions in the global manufacturing sector remain relatively lackluster, with growth staying stubbornly below its long-run trend.

  2. Jeffrey Halley:

    Stubbornly high U.S. crude inventories have seen oil prices ease in Asia today.

  3. Mildred & Victor Goertzel:

    Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.

  4. James Arthur Baldwin:

    I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

  5. Günter Bechly:

    If a theory and its proponents stubbornly refuse falsification by an ever increasing body of substantial conflicting evidence, the theory degenerates into a textbook example of dogmatic pseudo-science. The neo-Darwinian theory of macroevolution has failed on all fronts, from mathematical feasibility, to theoretical plausibility and explanatory power, to empirical support.

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