- stubborn as a mule,
- stubbs, william,
Origin of stubborn
Examples from the Web for stubborn
Some would call him stubborn for holding out on payoffs from the oil companies.
His stubborn efforts to fulfill his dream have yet to pay off, but he carefully lists all the near misses.The Most Depressing Show on Earth: Amongst the Clowns of Newark|Lizzie Crocker|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most importantly, the biggest issue facing the country is our stubborn, stagnant unemployment.
“I was always defiant and stubborn in everything I did,” he said late in life.
The instructions become a tad irritating, especially for more independent or stubborn members of the audience.
But Geoffrey possessed all the stubborn determination of a true Englishman.The Vicar's People|George Manville Fenn
After stubborn resistance the Confederates had been forced to yield.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson|Edward A. Moore
The horse, frightened at the stubborn struggle between the two, sprang away.The Covered Wagon|Emerson Hough
But they made no headway with the prisoner, as he maintained a stubborn silence about himself and his associates.The Frontier Boys in the Sierras|Wyn Roosevelt
In view of what had been accomplished, it would have been impossible, even for the most stubborn democrat, to check the process.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Word Origin for stubborn
late 14c., of uncertain origin. Earliest form is stiborn. OED, Liberman doubt any connection with stub (n.). Related: Stubbornly; stubbornness.