The state of being stubborn.

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  • stubbornness — index defiance, diligence (perseverance), tenacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stubbornness — is spelt with two ns …   Modern English usage

  • stubbornness — n. 1) sheer stubbornness 2) stubbornness about 3) stubbornness to + inf. (it was sheer stubbornness not to agree) 4) out of stubbornness (she refused to compromise out of stubbornness) * * * sheer stubbornness stubbornness about stubbornness to + …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stubbornness — stubborn ► ADJECTIVE 1) determined not to change one s attitude or position. 2) difficult to move, remove, or cure. DERIVATIVES stubbornly adverb stubbornness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Stubbornness — Stubborn Stub born, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS. styb a stub. See {Stub}.] Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stubbornness — noun see stubborn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stubbornness — See stubbornly. * * * …   Universalium

  • stubbornness — Synonyms and related words: adhesiveness, antipathy, application, assiduity, assiduousness, averseness, aversion, backwardness, balkiness, bigotry, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, cantankerousness, cohesiveness, concentration, consistency,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stubbornness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. obstinacy, doggedness, inflexibility, pertinacity, indomitability, perverseness, perversity, contumacy, obduracy, adamancy, refractoriness, mulishness, sullenness, pigheadedness, stupidity, intractableness, bullheadedness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • stubbornness — stub·born·ness || stÊŒbÉ™(r)nɪs n. obstinacy; persistence, tenacity …   English contemporary dictionary

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