Stubborn synonyms

stŭb'ərn
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The definition of obstinate is extremely stubborn and determined to have your own way.
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Too hard to be broken
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Grim is defined as stern or unmoving.
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Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
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Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.
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The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
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The definition of iron is something that is strong and enduring.
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Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
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Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual:
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Blindly stubborn; headstrong
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Like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc.
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Hard to handle or deal with
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Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
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Inflexible; rigid:
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Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
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Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
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The state of being stubborn.
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Unyielding; inflexible:
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In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
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Note: Cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.
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Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
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Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
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(Archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
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Difficult to alleviate or cure
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Not easy to persuade or convince; stubborn.
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Stubbornly persevering; tenacious:
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Fixed (in opinion)
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(Dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
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Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
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Stubborn; willful.
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The definition of headstrong is someone who is stubborn, likes things his own way, imposes his opinion or is unyielding in his opinions and beliefs.
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Not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable
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Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.
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Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable
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Firm in mind or purpose; stubborn; unyielding; unshakable
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Not submissive to authority:
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Difficult to persuade or keep under control, as in behavior:
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The definition of intransigent is someone stubborn or unwilling to change his views.
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The definition of monolithic is something that is literally or figuratively very large or massive, or something made of a single large block of stone.
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Having very strong opinions.
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Having an ugly or mean disposition
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Tending to persevere.
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Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
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Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
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That cannot be reconciled; that cannot be brought into agreement; incompatible, conflicting, or inconsistent
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Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
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The definition of pigheaded is someone who is stubborn or set in their ways.
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Pertaining to preemption.
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Of or like rebels or rebellion
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Hard to manage; stubborn; obstinate
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Not relenting; harsh; pitiless
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Reluctant to yield or be swayed; recalcitrant.
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That which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc..
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Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
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Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
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Rugged is defined as durable or sturdy, or a rough terrain or landscape.
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Stubborn; obstinate
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Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
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Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless:
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Strong-minded; resolute:
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Inappropriate, improper, unseemly, etc.
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Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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In criminal law, an act done stubbornly or with an evil intent.
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The property of being adamant.
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An instance of this; scornful insult
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The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
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The condition of being incompliant
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The state or condition of failing or refusing to comply
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The state or quality of being stubborn or refractory.
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(Uncountable) The state of being persistent
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The quality or condition of being pertinacious; stubborn persistence; obstinacy
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The condition of being pigheaded
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The state of being recalcitrant.
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Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
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Bending easily; flexible
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The definition of complacent is happy with one's self and unconcerned.
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Having the tendency to give; generous
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Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant:
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Tolerant of opinions and behavior that are unconventional or that differ from one's own; not bigoted; liberal
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Extremely persistent or unyielding:
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Stubbornly resistant to change or unwaveringly loyal even in spite of inevitable defeat, failure, etc.
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Having no pity or compassion; merciless.
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Refusing to yield or relent; inflexible; relentless
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Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will
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Difficult to alleviate or cure
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Sinful; dissolute.
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Ready to accept instruction or direction.
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(Now rare) Discordant; harsh; contrary; unreasonable. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
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Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
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