Definition of stuborn
1. stubborn [ a ] tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yieldUsed in print:
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Time_and_again in counseling and teaching , one encounters members of this group whose attempts to bring into some kind of unity the insubstantial mythologies of their `` fundamentalist '' heritage and the stubborn reality of the modern_world are only_too painfully obvious .
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
She was forty-nine at this time , a lanky woman of breeding with an austere , narrow face which had the distinction of a steeple or some architecture that had been designed long_ago for a stubborn sort of prayer .Synonyms stubborn Related Terms docile bulldog bullheaded hardheaded strong-minded bloody-minded contrarious stiff-necked determined bolshy intractable disobedient
2. stubborn [ a ] difficult to treat or deal with
Examples: "stubborn rust stains" "a stubborn case of acne"
3. stubborn [ a ] (medicine) not responding to treatment
Examples: "a stubborn infection" "a refractory case of acne"
4. stubborn [ a ] persisting in a reactionary standSynonyms stubborn unregenerate obstinate Related Terms unreconstructed
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