Origin of stubborn
Examples from the Web for stubbornness
But what both men had in common was a streak of rugged individualism, stubbornness, and personal vision.
“The Ladies Who Lunch,” an ode to jaded Manhattanites, stubbornness, and vodka stingers, became one of her two signature songs.Elaine Stritch Pinched My Butt and Changed My Life|Kevin Fallon|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here he finds the ground prepared for the anti-semitic attack on rigidity, stubbornness, inflexibility as Jewish qualities.
He saw no virtue in stubbornness, and he could never have taken pleasure in the refusal to act on something.Washington Is Sorely Missing the Legislative Genius of Howard Baker|James Andrew Miller|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a remarkable show of stubbornness, his office stuck to his initial statement in response to inquiries from reporters.Netanyahu Sticks By Rowhani Misquote To Build Hawkish Case Against Iran|Ali Gharib|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But stubbornness on the one side, and faction on the other, prevailed.
To the stubbornness of the Frank he united the fortitude of a Christian.The Collection of Antiquities|Honore de Balzac
And if I did not ask it, it might seem to be owing to stubbornness and want of duty, when my heart is all humility penitence.Clarissa, Volume 7|Samuel Richardson
I struggled up again though, and held on with the stubbornness of a bull-dog.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
What do you mean, my little piece of stubbornness, do not your lips belong to yourself?The Home in the Valley|Emilie F. Carln
British Dictionary definitions for stubbornness
Word Origin for stubborn
Word Origin and History for stubbornness
late 14c., of uncertain origin. Earliest form is stiborn. OED, Liberman doubt any connection with stub (n.). Related: Stubbornly; stubbornness.