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Noun: stubbornness  stú-bu(r)n-nus
  1. The trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    - obstinacy, obstinance, mulishness
     
  2. Resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    - bullheadedness, obstinacy, obstinance, pigheadedness, self-will, bloody-mindedness [Brit]

Type of: firmness, firmness of purpose, intractability, intractableness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve

Encyclopedia: Stubbornness