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  • stubborn — stub|born [ˈstʌbən US ərn] adj 1.) determined not to change your mind, even when people think you are being unreasonable ▪ Why are you so stubborn? ▪ I ve got a very stubborn streak (=a tendency to be stubborn) . ▪ Paul can be as stubborn as a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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; refractory; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Be Careful What You Wish For (novel) — Be Careful What You Wish For is a 2006 novel written by Alexandra Potter. It tells the story of thirty year old singleton Heather Hamilton who is constantly wishing for things. Not just the big stuff, like being whisked off her feet by Brad Pitt …   Wikipedia

  • stubborn — adjective 1) you re too stubborn to admit it Syn: obstinate, headstrong, willful, strong willed, pigheaded, obdurate, difficult, contrary, perverse, recalcitrant, inflexible, iron willed, uncompromising, unbending; informal stiff necked, bloody… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stubborn — 01. He knew he was wrong, but he was simply too [stubborn] to admit it. 02. My boss is so [stubborn]. Once he gets an idea in his head, there s just no changing his mind. 03. The policeman [stubbornly] refused to reduce my speeding ticket to a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • stubborn — adjective 1 determined not to change your mind, even when people think you are being unreasonable: a stubborn streak (=a stubborn part of your character): I knew you d be too stubborn to listen! | stubborn as a mule (=very stubborn) 2 stubborn… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stubborn — [[t]stʌ̱bə(r)n[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is stubborn or who behaves in a stubborn way is determined to do what they want and is very unwilling to change their mind. He is a stubborn character used to getting his own way... His face was set… …   English dictionary

  • Stubborn Cinderella — Infobox Musical name= Stubborn Cinderella subtitle= caption= music= Joseph E. Howard lyrics= William M. Hough Frank R. Adams book= William M. Hough Frank R. Adams basis= productions= 1909 Broadway awards= Stubborn Cinderella is a musical in three …   Wikipedia

  • Stubborn Kind of Fellow — Infobox Single Name = Stubborn Kind of Fellow Background = khaki Artist = Marvin Gaye from Album = That Stubborn Kinda Fellow B side = Released = September 1962 Format = 7 single Recorded = July 1962; Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan Genre = R… …   Wikipedia

  • be as stubborn as a mule — to be very determined not to change your decision or opinion about something, even when it is wrong. You won t get him to change his mind he s as stubborn as a mule …   New idioms dictionary

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