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willfulness | stubborn |

As a noun willfulness

is the quality of being willful; obstinacy.

As an adjective stubborn is

refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting.

willfulness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The quality of being willful; obstinacy
  • 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

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    Derived terms

    * stubbornly * stubbornness