HyperDic: stubborn

English > 2 senses of the word stubborn:
ADJECTIVEallstubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
allstubborn, refractorynot responding to treatment
stubborn > pronunciation
Soundsstah'bern
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > stubborn: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield.
Synonymsobstinate, unregenerate
Narrowerbloody-minded, cantankerousstubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
bolshy, stroppyobstreperous
bullheaded, bullet-headed, pigheadedobstinate and stupid
contrarious, cross-grainedDifficult to deal with
determineddevoting full strength and concentrated attention to
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingstubbornly unyielding
hardheaded, mulishunreasonably rigid / rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
stiff-neckedhaughtily stubborn
strong-minded, strong-willedHaving a determined will
See alsodisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
intractablenot tractable
uncompromising, sturdy, inflexiblenot making concessions
Oppositedocilewilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed
Spanishcabezota, obstinada, obstinado, pertinaz, reaccionaria, terco, testarudo, tozudo
Catalanobstinat, pertinaç, tossut
Nounsstubbornnessresolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
Adverbsstubbornlyin a stubborn unregenerate manner
English > stubborn: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot responding to treatment.
Examples
  • "a stubborn infection"
  • "stubborn rust stains"
Synonymrefractory
Broaderintractablenot tractable
Spanishrefractario
Nounsstubbornness, mulishnessthe trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

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