Adjective "stubbornly" definition and examples

(Stubbornly may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


In a manner that shows dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something.
  1. 'I remained stubbornly silent'
  2. 'The suspect was beautiful, dangerous, and, following her capture, stubbornly unrepentant.'
  3. 'He remained stubbornly opposed to what ethnographic evidence revealed about Native people.'
  4. 'the door stubbornly refused to open'
  5. 'This emphatic analysis, along with many other stubbornly negative trials, signals the end for vitamin E as a general prophylactic against cancer and heart disease.'
  6. 'The stones at Carnac weave strange spells on this wave-tossed promontory that juts so stubbornly into the Atlantic.'
  7. 'The source of his fever remained stubbornly elusive.'

More definitions

1. unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving: a stubborn child.

2. fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute: a stubborn opponent of foreign aid.

3. obstinately maintained, as a course of action: a stubborn resistance.

4. difficult to manage or suppress: a stubborn horse; a stubborn pain.

5. hard, tough, or stiff, as stone or wood; difficult to shape or work.

More examples(as adjective)

"religions can be stubbornly."