stubborn: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stub'urn), [key]
— adj.
  1. unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving: a stubborn child.
  2. fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute: a stubborn opponent of foreign aid.
  3. obstinately maintained, as a course of action: a stubborn resistance.
  4. difficult to manage or suppress: a stubborn horse; a stubborn pain.
  5. hard, tough, or stiff, as stone or wood; difficult to shape or work.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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