Stubborn

Definition of Stubborn

Stub´born
a.1.Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; - said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule.
And I was young and full of ragerie [wantonness]
Stubborn and strong, and jolly as a pie.
- Chaucer.
These heretics be so stiff and stubborn.
- Sir T. More.
Your stubborn usage of the pope.
- Shak.

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