One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something.‘his error was sheer stubbornness in refusing to admit a mistake’
- ‘There is a widely known stubbornness by these programmers in refusing to learn from the lessons proprietary software has to offer.’
- ‘Their national character contains a certain stubbornness, a necessary characteristic for contemporary folk artists.’
- ‘My theological orientation does not happen to be one which minimizes the stubbornness of man's depravity.’
- ‘His stubbornness was taken by the augurs to signify the eternal nature of the boundaries of the Roman state.’
- ‘Try to find a way to turn her stubbornness from a weakness to a strength.’
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