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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stubborn \Stub"born\, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS.
styb a stub. See Stub.]
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. "Bow, stubborn knees."
--Shak. "Stubborn attention and more than common
application." --Locke. "Stubborn Stoics." --Swift.
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.
Syn: Obstinate; inflexible; obdurate; headstrong; stiff;
hardy; firm; refractory; intractable; rugged;
Usage: Stubborn, Obstinate. Obstinate is used of either
active or passive persistence in one's views or
conduct, in spite of the wishes of others. Stubborn
describes an extreme degree of passive obstinacy. --
Stub"born*ly, adv. -- Stub"born*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in a stubborn unregenerate manner; "she remained
stubbornly in the same position" [syn: stubbornly,
pig-headedly, obdurately, mulishly, obstinately,
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