Stubborn vs Controlling - What's the difference?

stubborn | controlling |


As adjectives the difference between stubborn and controlling

is that stubborn is refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting while controlling is having control over a person or thing.

As a verb controlling is

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stubborn

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting.
  • He is pretty stubborn about his political beliefs, so why bother arguing?
    Blood can make a very stubborn stain on fabrics if not washed properly.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * stubbornly * stubbornness

    controlling

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having control over a person or thing.
  • His mother is very controlling .

    Synonyms

    * dominant, domineering, manipulative

    Verb

    (head)