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stubborn

adjective
     
stub‧born
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 mule (=very stubborn).
2

stubborn resistance/refusal/determination etc

a very strong and determined refusal etc:
a stubborn refusal to face reality
3 difficult to remove, deal with, or use [= tough]:
stubborn stains
stubbornly adverb:
'I don't care,' she said stubbornly.
stubbornness noun [uncountable]

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