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stubborn

adjective
 
 
/ˈstʌbən/
B2 determined not to change your ideas, plans, etc, although other people want you toStrong-willed
stubbornly adverb stubbornness noun [U]
Translations of “stubborn”
in Korean 고집센…
in Arabic عَنيد…
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 Spanish cabezota…
in Portuguese teimoso, obstinado…
in German eigensinnig…
in Catalan tossut…
in Japanese (性格が)頑固な, 強情な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顽固的,执拗的,倔强的, 难移动的, 难改变的…
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