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stubborn - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'stubborn' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Stubborn [ a.]
- Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; -- said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule.

Meaning of 'stubborn' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . stubborn [ s]
Meaning (1):
- not responding to treatment
Example in sentence:
  • a refractory case of acne;
  • a stubborn infection;
  • stubborn rust stains