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Definition 1: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for stubborn in the sense of this definition

(stubborn is similar to ...) difficult to deal with

(stubborn is similar to ...) having a determined will

(stubborn is similar to ...) stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

"unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"

(stubborn is similar to ...) obstreperous

(stubborn is similar to ...) obstinate and stupid

(stubborn is similar to ...) stubbornly unyielding

"dogged persistence" "dour determination" "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics" "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it" "men tenacious of opinion"

(stubborn is similar to ...) haughtily stubborn

"a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin"

(stubborn is similar to ...) devoting full strength and concentrated attention to

"made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters"

(stubborn is similar to ...) unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

(means also ...) not making concessions

"took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks" "uncompromising honesty"

(means also ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

(means also ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

Definition 2: not responding to treatment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stubborn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stubborn infection
  • a refractory case of acne
  • stubborn rust stains

Synonyms for stubborn in the sense of this definition

(stubborn is similar to ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

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