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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stubborn mean? 

STUBBORN (adjective)
  The adjective STUBBORN has 2 senses:

1. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
2. not responding to treatment

  Familiarity information: STUBBORN used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STUBBORN (adjective)

Sense 1stubborn [BACK TO TOP]


Tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield


obstinate; stubborn; unregenerate


determined (devoting full strength and concentrated attention to)

hardheaded; mulish (unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack)

strong-minded; strong-willed (having a determined will)

contrarious; cross-grained (difficult to deal with)

dogged; dour; pertinacious; tenacious; unyielding (stubbornly unyielding)

bullet-headed; bullheaded; pigheaded (obstinate and stupid)

bolshy; stroppy (obstreperous)

bloody-minded; cantankerous (stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate)

stiff-necked (haughtily stubborn)


intractable (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold)

inflexible; sturdy; uncompromising (not making concessions)

disobedient (not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority)


docile (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed)

Sense 2stubborn [BACK TO TOP]


Not responding to treatment


refractory; stubborn

Context examples:

a stubborn infection / a refractory case of acne / stubborn rust stains


intractable (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

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