- 1(often disapproving) determined not to change your opinion or attitude synonym obstinate He was too stubborn to admit that he was wrong. She can be as stubborn as a mule. stubborn pride a stubborn resistance to change a stubborn refusal to listen She has inherited her mother's stubborn streak.
- 2difficult to get rid of or deal with synonym persistent a stubborn cough/stain a stubborn problem
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adverb She stubbornly refused to pay. Unemployment remains stubbornly high.
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