Stubborn



adjective
1.
unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving:
a stubborn child.
2.
fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute:
a stubborn opponent of foreign aid.
3.
obstinately maintained, as a course of action:
a stubborn resistance.
4.
difficult to manage or suppress:
a stubborn horse; a stubborn pain.
5.
hard, tough, or stiff, as stone or wood; difficult to shape or work.
adjective
1.
refusing to comply, agree, or give in; obstinate
2.
difficult to handle, treat, or overcome
3.
persistent and dogged: a stubborn crusade

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