Synonyms for stubborn

Grammar : Adj
Spell : stuhb-ern
Phonetic Transcription : ˈstʌb ərn

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Définition of stubborn

Origin :
  • late 14c., of uncertain origin. Earliest form is stiborn. OED, Liberman doubt any connection with stub (n.). Related: Stubbornly; stubbornness.
  • adj obstinate, unyielding
Example sentences :
  • Will you go down, and humble that stubborn spirit of yours to your mamma?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • You cannot conceive in your mind how stubborn and brainless they are.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There was no least relaxation in the stubborn lines of his face.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • And yet, when all has been said, we are confronted with a mournful but stubborn fact.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • It is undoubtedly better to deceive him entirely, and since he will be stubborn he must be tricked.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • "A stubborn rebel, this boy," said the teacher, now losing his temper.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • Stubborn as the brute was, I thought I should in time break him in.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Hagar shifted her blanket and thrust out a stubborn under lip.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • Just because he's too stubborn to do anything with it at all!
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Or is it, simply, that I have never succeeded in meeting a woman of stubborn character?
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov

Antonyms for stubborn

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