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stub·born

 (stŭb′ərn)
adj. stub·born·er, stub·born·est
1.
a. Refusing to change one's mind or course of action despite pressure to do so; unyielding or resolute. See Synonyms at obstinate.
b. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent: stubborn prejudice; stubborn earnestness.
2. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort: stubborn soil; stubborn stains.

[Middle English stuborn.]

stub′born·ly adv.
stub′born·ness n.

stubborn

(ˈstʌbən)
adj
1. refusing to comply, agree, or give in; obstinate
2. difficult to handle, treat, or overcome
3. persistent and dogged: a stubborn crusade.
[C14 stoborne, of obscure origin]
ˈstubbornly adv
ˈstubbornness n

stub•born

(ˈstʌb ərn)

adj.
1. unreasonably or perversely obstinate; unyielding.
2. fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute.
3. obstinately maintained, as a course of action: stubborn resistance.
4. difficult to handle, treat, etc.: a stubborn pain.
[1350–1400; Middle English stiborn(e), styborne, stuborn, of uncertain orig.]
stub′born•ly, adv.
stub′born•ness, n.
syn: stubborn, obstinate, dogged, persistent imply fixity of purpose or condition and resistance to change. stubborn and obstinate both imply resistance to advice, entreaty, protest, or force; but stubborn implies an innate characteristic and is the term usu. used when referring to inanimate things: a stubborn child; a stubborn lock; an obstinate customer. dogged implies willfulness and tenacity, esp. in the face of obstacles: dogged determination. persistent implies having staying or lasting qualities, resoluteness, and perseverance: persistent questioning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stubborn - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
uncompromising, inflexible, sturdy - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
2.stubborn - not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"

stubborn

stubborn

adjective
Translations
عَنيدعَنِيد
tvrdohlavý
stædig
itsepäinen
tvrdoglav
òrár, òrjóskur
頑固な
고집 센
ietiepīgs
trmast
envis
ดื้อ
bướng bỉnh

stubborn

[ˈstʌbən] ADJ
1. (= obstinate) [person] → testarudo, terco, tozudo; [animal] → terco; [nature, attitude, silence, refusal] → obstinado; [resistance, insistence, determination] → obstinado, pertinaz
she has a very stubborn streakpuede ser muy testaruda or terca or tozuda
as stubborn as a muleterco como una mula
2. (= hard to deal with) [problem] → pertinaz; [stain, lock] → difícil, resistente
he had a stubborn coldtenía un resfriado persistente

stubborn

[ˈstʌbərn] adj
(= obstinate) [person, character] → têtu(e), obstiné(e); [pride, refusal] → obstiné(e)
(= determined) [resistance] → acharné(e)
(= persistent) [stain] → tenace; [problem] → persistant(e); [cough] → tenace

stubborn

adj
(= obstinate) person, insistencestur; animal, childstörrisch; to be stubborn about somethingstur auf etw (dat)beharren; she has a stubborn streaksie kann sehr stur sein
(= persistent) refusal, resistance, campaign, stain etchartnäckig; in stubborn silencestur schweigend
lock, materialwiderspenstig; weeds, coughhartnäckig

stubborn

[ˈstʌbən] adj (gen) → ostinato/a; (person) → cocciuto/a, testardo/a

stubborn

(ˈstabən) adjective
obstinate, or unwilling to yield, obey etc. He's as stubborn as a donkey.

stubborn

عَنِيد tvrdohlavý stædig stur πεισματάρης testarudo itsepäinen têtu tvrdoglav ostinato 頑固な 고집 센 koppig sta uparty teimoso упрямый envis ดื้อ inatçı bướng bỉnh 顽固的

stubborn

a. obstinado-a, testarudo-a, caprichoso-a;
v.
to be ___obstinarse, encapricharse.
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