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Definition of "stubborn" []

  • Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bullheaded. (adjective)
  • Firmly resolved or determined; resolute. See Synonyms at obstinate. (adjective)
  • Characterized by perseverance; persistent. (adjective)
  • Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort: stubborn soil; stubborn stains. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stubborn" in a sentence
  • "In brackets Alesandra had written the word stubborn."
  • "Mayor Bloomberg for failing to have the will to end discrimination in the FDNY, which he termed a "stubborn bastion of white male privilege.""
  • "I have to be committed and remain stubborn to only fish for giant bass of the hugest proportions."