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synonyms for stubbornness

  • inflexibility
  • obstinacy
  • perseverance
  • bullheadedness
  • contumacy
  • doggedness
  • indomitability
  • mulishness
  • obduracy
  • pertinacity
  • pigheadedness
  • adamancy

antonyms for stubbornness

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  • amenability
  • flexibility
  • irresolution
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How to use stubbornness in a sentence

After more than 70 years of intransigence, one of the most stubborn numbers in math has finally budged.
DISORDER PERSISTS IN LARGER GRAPHS, NEW MATH PROOF FINDSKEVIN HARTNETTNOVEMBER 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
You also can remove the open ones and give the stubborn ones a final blast of steam.
MUSSELS ARE SIMPLE TO PREPARE, AND ADD TASTY DRAMA TO THE TABLEMARTHA HOLMBERGOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That means the board has the power to overrule even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has a history of taking stubborn stances in the name of protecting free expression.
FACEBOOK’S INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT BOARD IS FINALLY UP AND RUNNINGSHIRIN GHAFFARYOCTOBER 22, 2020VOX
Johnson responded on Friday by accusing the EU of being stubborn, saying it has “refused to negotiate seriously for much of the last few months.”
THE EU AND THE UK STILL HAVEN’T REACHED A POST-BREXIT AGREEMENT. WHAT’S NEXT?JEN KIRBYOCTOBER 16, 2020VOX
So if there’s something I don’t understand, I’m extremely stubborn when it comes to figuring out the answer.
THIS YEAR’S SN 10 SCIENTISTS AIM TO SOLVE SOME OF SCIENCE’S BIGGEST CHALLENGESSCIENCE NEWS STAFFSEPTEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
We must move past intention and expose the stubborn structures that block real change.
WHY I’M GIVING UP MY BOARD SEAT TO MAKE ROOM FOR SOMEONE FROM AN UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITYJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Wall Street had corporate America’s most stubborn glass ceiling.
NEW CITI CEO JANE FRASER GIVES WALL STREET BANKS A FRESH PERSPECTIVECLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 11, 2020FORTUNE
To me, the take-home message is that inequity is very stubborn.
MANY U.S. NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THE WORST AIR 40 YEARS AGO REMAIN THE MOST POLLUTEDJONATHAN LAMBERTJULY 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
I don’t mean to say that it will cure the other problems, but it would go a long way toward improving these other stubborn problems.
DOES HOLLYWOOD STILL HAVE A PRINCESS PROBLEM? (EP. 394)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 24, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Had that ugliness and stubbornness been taken out of your heart, you would have been spared much suffering.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
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WORDS RELATED TO STUBBORNNESS

  • doggedness
  • hardheadedness
  • headstrongness
  • mulishness
  • obstinateness
  • pertinaciousness
  • pertinacity
  • pigheadedness
  • resolve
  • self-will
  • stubbornness
  • tenaciousness
  • tenacity
  • willfulness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.