[ US /ˈstəbɝn/ ]
[ UK /stˈʌbən/ ]
  1. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  2. not responding to treatment
    a refractory case of acne
    a stubborn infection
    stubborn rust stains
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How To Use stubborn In A Sentence

  • I have a lot of my father in me and I am as stubborn as a mule. Times, Sunday Times
  • I'm too stubborn to admit that I'm in love with him.
  • Roger appeared with a plump stubborn Welsh pony, attached to a funny little cart which he gayly informed them was a "gingle. The Spanish Chest
  • At home, you can change stubborn minds. The Sun
  • Outsiders gradually brought influences like barbecue sauce and side dishes, but the core Texas values remain stubbornly intact at these old school joints: meat seasoned only with salt, pepper and smoke, and served without plates or utensils. You gonna eat that? Random musings on food and life in Orange County, California » Don’t mess with Texas
  • But if it shall be otherwise -- if they stubbornly, sullenly persist in cherishing and manifesting the spirit of treason, making their motto to read, Bound, but not broken, then let the severities of immutable justice be meted out to them: let them die the death. A Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincoln
  • This little package of dense black fur is fearless but unaggressive, happy to please but not a pushover, a tad stubborn but a complete lovebug.
  • You can become your own worst enemy with that stubborn refusal to accept the inevitable. The Sun
  • The observers of this law may be called sociable, (the Latins call them commodi); the contrary, stubborn, insociable, forward, intractable. Leviathan
  • But a stubborn, argumentative child may try to draw you into too many debates as you try to establish a connection.
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