One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a manner that shows dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something.‘she stubbornly refused to acknowledge my point of view’‘I remained stubbornly silent’
- ‘He is a Luddite, who stubbornly clings to the past.’
- ‘These individuals take the Scripture seriously and stubbornly advocate freedom of belief for all.’
- ‘He remained stubbornly opposed to what ethnographic evidence revealed about Native people.’
- ‘The suspect was beautiful, dangerous, and, following her capture, stubbornly unrepentant.’
- ‘They stubbornly insist that online piracy is the problem.’
- 1.1 In a way that is difficult to move, remove, or improve.‘the door stubbornly refused to open’‘unemployment remains stubbornly high’
- ‘The stones at Carnac weave strange spells on this wave-tossed promontory that juts so stubbornly into the Atlantic.’
- ‘As a result of this hormonal inhibition, your body stores fat and holds on to it stubbornly.’
- ‘Run as a co-operative venture, this ski resort has stubbornly, and rather refreshingly, anchored itself in the past.’
- ‘The source of his fever remained stubbornly elusive.’
- ‘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.’
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