Part of speech:
Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.
Resulting from willfulness and obstinacy:
The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
Persuaded, or otherwise feeling certainty
Aloof and often antisocial; extremely reserved:
(Slang) HIV positive.
Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
Holding firmly to some purpose, belief, or action, often stubbornly or obstinately
Having very strong opinions.
Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction:
That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
The definition of resolved is something that is firm or determined.
Not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued; unyielding; unconquerable
The definition of adamant is someone who will never change his mind, or something that will never be changed.
Difficult to mold or manipulate:
Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
Showing neither fear nor indecision; resolute.
Impossible to alter:
The definition of tenacious is someone or something that holds on firmly.
Suffering from a headache:
Like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc.
Gloomy; dismal; sullen
(Dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
Lacking, or showing a lack of, pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling
Lacking in shade; undiminished:
Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting:
The definition of recalcitrant is having behavior that is difficult to deal with and being uncooperative with authority.
Not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc.
(Statistics) Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample.
Causing strong dislike or aversion; disgusting; offensive
In civil law, intentional, voluntary, knowing; distinguished from accidental, but not necessarily malicious.
Being or characteristic of a bigot:
Not governed by or based on reason:
Behaving without reason.
Moving fast or recklessly
The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
Having or exhibiting no remorse.
Difficult to keep in place or in order:
(Obs.) Awkward; clumsy
An asinine act or remark
Haughty and contemptuous rudeness; insulting and humiliating treatment or language
The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
The continuance of an effect after the removal of its cause
Capable of being tested, adjudged, or brought to judgment.
The definition of tractable is someone or something easy to manage, control or handle.
Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
The definition of helpful is someone or something that is useful, that provides assistance or aid, or that is prone to providing aid.
Resistant to authority or discipline; recalcitrant.
Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
The definition of obstreperous is someone that is noisy and hard to control.
Not inhabited or farmed:
Tenaciously unwilling to yield
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
Not submitting to discipline or control
Difficult to alleviate or cure
Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
- Pertinacious implies a strong tenacity of purpose that is regarded unfavorably by others a pertinacious critic
- Dogged implies thoroughgoing determination or, sometimes, sullen obstinacy the dogged pursuit of a goal
- Stubborn implies a strong, even innate, resistance to change or manipulation of purpose, course, condition, etc. a stubborn child, a stubborn belief in astrology
- Obstinate applies to one who adheres persistently, and often unreasonably, to a purpose, course, etc., against argument or persuasion a panel hung by an obstinate juror
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