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noun as in determination

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After more than 70 years of intransigence, one of the most stubborn numbers in math has finally budged.

You also can remove the open ones and give the stubborn ones a final blast of steam.

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.

From Vox

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.”

From Vox

So if there’s something I don’t understand, I’m extremely stubborn when it comes to figuring out the answer.

But what both men had in common was a streak of rugged individualism, stubbornness, and personal vision.

“The Ladies Who Lunch,” an ode to jaded Manhattanites, stubbornness, and vodka stingers, became one of her two signature songs.

Here he finds the ground prepared for the anti-semitic attack on rigidity, stubbornness, inflexibility as Jewish qualities.

He saw no virtue in stubbornness, and he could never have taken pleasure in the refusal to act on something.

With his trademark stubbornness, Bernhard rewrites history to suit his story.

Had that ugliness and stubbornness been taken out of your heart, you would have been spared much suffering.

"You are all that I would have you," she answered him, and in his mind he almost cursed her stubbornness, her want of reason.

Just this morning, however, the fact of Cash's stubbornness in keeping to his own side of the line irritated Bud.

After her first startled glance toward Bristow she stood with her head lowered and with an expression of sulky stubbornness.

Only a few of the people who use this expression can have had any experience of the stubbornness of mules.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stubbornness, such as: inflexibility, obstinacy, perseverance, bullheadedness, contumacy, and doggedness.

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