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stubborn

stub·born

stubborn

 
 
pronunciation:
stuh brn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unreasonably resistant to change, influence, guidance, control, or the like; obstinate; willful.
synonyms:
balky, bullheaded, mulish, obstinate, pigheaded, strong-willed, willful
antonyms:
compliant, docile
similar words:
contrary, contumacious, cross-grained, froward, hardheaded, headstrong, hidebound, inflexible, intransigent, obdurate, ornery, recalcitrant, refractory
definition 2: persevering or persistent.
a stubborn stain
synonyms:
obstinate, persistent
similar words:
dogged, inflexible, intractable, persevering, recalcitrant, refractory, tenacious
definition 3: difficult to work, operate, or control, as mechanical devices.
a stubborn lock
synonyms:
difficult, stiff
similar words:
intractable, unyielding
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derivations: stubbornly (adv.), stubbornness (n.)
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