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bull-headed, contumacious, cross-grained, dogged, dour, fixed, headstrong, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pig-headed, recalcitrant, refractory, self-willed, stiff-necked, tenacious, unbending, unmanageable, unshakable, unyielding, wilful  
   biddable, compliant, docile, flexible, half-hearted, irresolute, malleable, manageable, pliable, pliant, tractable, vacillating, wavering, yielding  
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1       adj   Someone who is stubborn or who behaves in a stubborn way is determined to do what they want and is very unwilling to change their mind.   (=obstinate)  
He is a stubborn character used to getting his own way...     
  stubbornly      adv  
He stubbornly refused to tell her how he had come to be in such a state.     
  stubbornness      n-uncount  
I couldn't tell if his refusal to talk was simple stubbornness.     
2       adj   A stubborn stain or problem is difficult to remove or to deal with.  
usu ADJ n   (=persistent)  
This treatment removes the most stubborn stains...     
  stubbornly      adv  
Some interest rates have remained stubbornly high.     

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stub, stubby, stupor, studio

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