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stubborn

adjective uk   /ˈstʌb.ən/  us   /-ɚn/
B2 disapproving A stubborn person is determined to do what he or she wants and refuses to do anything else: They have massive rows 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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stubbornly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She stubbornly refused to sign the document.
stubbornness
noun [U] uk   /ˈstʌb.ən.nəs/  us   /-ɚn-/
Translations of “stubborn”
in Arabic عَنيد…
in Korean 고집센…
in Malaysian degil…
in French têtu…
in Turkish inatçı, dik başlı, dik kafalı…
in Italian testardo, ostinato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頑固的,執拗的,倔強的, 難移動的, 難改變的…
in Russian упрямый…
in Polish uparty…
in Vietnamese bướng bỉnh, ngoan cố…
in Spanish cabezota…
in Portuguese teimoso, obstinado…
in Thai ดื้อรั้น…
in German eigensinnig…
in Catalan tossut…
in Japanese (性格が)頑固な, 強情な…
in Indonesian keras kepala…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固的,执拗的,倔强的, 难移动的, 难改变的…
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