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1. stubbornness

noun. ['ˈstʌbɝnnəs, ˈstʌbɝnəs'] resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires.

Synonyms

  • impenitency
  • impenitence
  • intransigency
  • resolve
  • intransigence
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • obstinacy
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose
  • bullheadedness
  • pigheadedness
  • self-will

Antonyms

  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • disagree
  • begin

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • stubborn (English)
  • stoburn (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Stubbornness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word stubbornness


1. Noun, singular or mass
He is testy with stubbornness, but he must learn the only option is to do what you want.

Quotes containing the word stubbornness


1. There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. In the end, it wasn't death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

3. There is no point in keeping vengeance or stubbornness. These things"-he sighed- "these things I so regret in my life. Pride. Vanity. Why do we do the things we do? Morrie Schwartz
- Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

2. stubbornness

noun. ['ˈstʌbɝnnəs, ˈstʌbɝnəs'] the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome.

Synonyms

  • obstinance
  • intractableness
  • obstinacy
  • intractability

Antonyms

  • preparation
  • movableness
  • instability
  • unsteadiness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • stubborn (English)
  • stoburn (Middle English (1100-1500))
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