Synonyms for stubborn

Synonyms for (adjective) stubborn

Synonyms: unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn

Definition: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

Similar words: bloody-minded, cantankerous

Definition: stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

Usage: unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders- Spectator


Similar words: bolshy, stroppy

Definition: obstreperous


Similar words: bullet-headed, bullheaded, pigheaded

Definition: obstinate and stupid


Similar words: unyielding, dogged, dour, tenacious, persistent, pertinacious

Definition: stubbornly unyielding

Usage: dogged persistence; dour determination; the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics; a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it- T.S.Eliot; men tenacious of opinion


Similar words: contrarious, cross-grained

Definition: difficult to deal with


Similar words: determined

Definition: devoting full strength and concentrated attention to

Usage: made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters


Similar words: mulish, hardheaded

Definition: unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack


Similar words: stiff-necked

Definition: haughtily stubborn

Usage: a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin


Similar words: strong-minded, strong-willed

Definition: having a determined will


Synonyms: refractory, stubborn

Definition: not responding to treatment

Usage: a stubborn infection; a refractory case of acne; stubborn rust stains

Similar words: intractable

Definition: not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

Usage: an intractable disposition; intractable pain; the most intractable issue of our era; intractable metal