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English definition of “stubborn”

stubborn

adjective     /ˈstʌb.ən/ US  /-ɚn/
B2 disapproving describes someone who is determined to do what they want and refuses to do anything else: They have massive rows because they're both so stubborn.Strong-willed Things that are stubborn are difficult to move, change, or deal with: He was famed for his stubborn resistance and his refusal to accept defeat. Stubborn stains can be removed using a small amount of detergent.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand stubbornly     /-li/ adverb She stubbornly refused to sign the document.Strong-willed stubbornness     /ˈstʌb.ən.nəs/ US  /-ɚn-/ noun [U]
(Definition of stubborn adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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