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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌbərn; ˈstʌbən/

Translation of stubborn in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [person/nature] (obstinate) terco, testarudo, tozudo; (unyielding, resolute) tenaz, tesonero, perseverante; [refusal/resistance/insistence] pertinaz
    Example sentences
    • I'm too stubborn to admit that I'm in love with him.
    • The two were just too stubborn to admit that they were wrong and the other was right.
    • Jim can be just as stubborn at times.
    1.2 (difficult to manage) [cold/weeds] pertinaz, persistente; [stain] rebelde
    Example sentences
    • Trouble is it's so hot it's difficult to remove those stubborn stains.
    • Cheap booze, an eclectic clientele and a stubborn refusal to move with the times have drawn generations of tipplers.
    • Do not be tempted to scrub the gloss finish of the rod itself with the scourer to remove those stubborn mackerel scales.

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