Meaning of “stubborn” in the English Dictionary

"stubborn" in British English

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uk /ˈstʌb.ən/ us /ˈstʌb.ɚn/

B2 disapproving A stubborn person is determined to do what he or she wants and refuses to do anything else:

They have huge arguments because they're both so stubborn.

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.

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adverb uk /ˈstʌb.ə us /ˈstʌb.ɚ

She stubbornly refused to sign the document.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈstʌb.ən.nəs/ us /ˈstʌb.ɚn.nəs/

(Definition of “stubborn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stubborn" in American English

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stubbornadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈstʌb·ərn/

opposed to change or suggestion:

He’s sick, but he’s too stubborn to see a doctor.

If something is stubborn, it is hard to fix or deal with:

stubborn stains
a stubborn problem

(Definition of “stubborn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)