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stubborn
American English: /ˈstəbərn/
British English: /ˈstʌbən/

Translation of stubborn in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (person/nature) (obstinate)
    (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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