stubborn (comparative stubborner, superlative stubbornest)
- Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting; persistent in doing something.
- He is pretty stubborn about his political beliefs, so why bother arguing?
- Blood can make a very stubborn stain on fabrics if not washed properly.
- Of materials: physically stiff and inflexible; not easily melted or worked.
- willful, headstrong, wayward, obstinate, obdurate, contrary, disobedient, insubordinate, undisciplined, adamant, unyielding,
- See also Thesaurus:obstinate, perseverant, persistent, enduring
- French: têtu, entêté, borné
- German: stur, dickköpfig
- Italian: ostinato, testardo
- Portuguese: teimoso, cabeça-dura
- Russian: упо́рный
- Spanish: testarudo, obstinado, cabezota (familiar), terco, cabezadura, porfiado, tozudo, obcecado
- (informal) Stubbornness.
- A disease of citrus trees characterized by stunted growth and misshapen fruit, caused by Spiroplasma citri.