stub´born|ly

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 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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