stub´born|ness

stub´born|ness
stub|born «STUHB uhrn», adjective.
1. fixed in purpose or opinion; not giving in to argument or requests; unyielding: »

The stubborn boy refused to listen to reasons for not going out in the rain.

SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under obstinate. (Cf.obstinate)
2. characterized by obstinacy: »

a stubborn refusal to listen to reason, a stubborn defense of a belief.

SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under obstinate. (Cf.obstinate)
3. hard to deal with or manage: »

a stubborn cough, a stubborn metal. Facts are stubborn things. Not a plough had ever disturbed a grain of that stubborn soil (Thomas Hardy).

SYNONYM(S): unruly, ungovernable, refractory.
[probably ultimately < stub]
stub´born|ly, adverb.
stub´born|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stub´born|ly — stub|born «STUHB uhrn», adjective. 1. fixed in purpose or opinion; not giving in to argument or requests; unyielding: »The stubborn boy refused to listen to reasons for not going out in the rain. SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stub|born — «STUHB uhrn», adjective. 1. fixed in purpose or opinion; not giving in to argument or requests; unyielding: »The stubborn boy refused to listen to reasons for not going out in the rain. SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under obstinate. (Cf …   Useful english dictionary

  • stub — stub; stub·bi·ness; stub·bly; stub·born·ly; stub·born·ness; stub·by; stub·ble; stub·born; …   English syllables

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

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  • stubborn — stub•born [[t]ˈstʌb ərn[/t]] 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[/ex] 4) difficult to handle, treat, etc.:… …   From formal English to slang

  • Stubborn — Stub born, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS. styb a stub. See {Stub}.] Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stubbornly — Stubborn Stub born, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS. styb a stub. See {Stub}.] Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stubbornness — Stubborn Stub born, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS. styb a stub. See {Stub}.] Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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