Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; -- said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule.
- Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bullheaded.
- Firmly resolved or determined; resolute. See Synonyms at obstinate.
- Characterized by perseverance; persistent.
- Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort: stubborn soil; stubborn stains.