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to be stubborn

  • 1 refrāctāriolus

        refrāctāriolus adj. dim.    [refractarius], somewhat stubborn, a trifle refractory: dicendi genus.
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    refractariola, refractariolum ADJ

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  • 2 tenāx

        tenāx ācis, adj. with comp. and (late) sup.    [2 TA-], holding fast, griping, tenacious: forceps, V.: dente tenaci Ancora fundabat navīs, V.: lappa, O.— Holding fast, griping, sparing, niggardly, stingy, tenacious: pater: genus Quaesiti tenax, O. —Of things, holding fast, clinging: in tenaci gramine, i. e. matted, H.: cerae, sticky, V.: passu stare tenaci, O.: pondere tenacior (navis), L.: luctandum est cum tenacissimo sabulo, Cu.—Fig., holding fast, retentive, firm, steadfast, persistent, tenacious: fides, O.: propositi, H.: iustitiae, Iu.: ficti pravique (Fama), V.— Stubborn, obstinate: equus contra sua vincla tenax, O.: equum tenacem, non parentem, etc., L.: Caesaris ira, O.
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    tenacis (gen.), tenacior -or -us, tenacissimus -a -um ADJ
    holding fast, clinging; tenacious; retentive; close-fisted/tight/niggardly; restrainging; (fetters/embrace); steadfast, persistent; obstinate, stubborn

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  • 3 abruptus

        abruptus adj.    [P. of abrumpo], broken off, cut off.—Of places, steep, precipitous, inaccessible: locus in pedum mille altitudinem, L.: petra, Cu.— Subst: vastos sorbet in abruptum fluctūs, into the abyss, V.—Fig.: contumacia, rugged, Ta.: per abrupta, i. e. defiantly, Ta.
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    abrupta -um, abruptior -or -us, abruptissimus -a -um ADJ
    precipitous, steep; hasty; rash; uncompromising, haughty, aloof; abrupt, sudden; broken, disconnected, abrupt; stubborn

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  • 4 cervicatus

    cervicata, cervicatum ADJ
    stiff-necked, obstinate, stubborn

    Latin-English dictionary > cervicatus

  • 5 cervicosus

    cervicosa, cervicosum ADJ
    stiff-necked, obstinate, stubborn

    Latin-English dictionary > cervicosus

См. также в других словарях:

  • Stubborn — Stub born, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS. styb a stub. See {Stub}.] Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stubborn — may refer to: HMS Stubborn (P238), an S class submarine Little Miss Stubborn, a character in the Little Miss series of books Mr. Stubborn, a character on the children s television show The Mr. Men Show Stubborn Unwilling to admit defeat to… …   Wikipedia

  • stubborn — [stub′ərn] adj. [ME stoburn, prob. < OE stubb, var. of stybb,STUB] 1. refusing to yield, obey, or comply; resisting doggedly or unreasonably; resolute or obstinate 2. done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner [a stubborn …   English World dictionary

  • stubborn as a mule — phrase very stubborn Thesaurus: words used to describe someone who is stubborn and narrow mindedsynonym Main entry: stubborn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stubborn Records — is an independent record label and distributor of rare music specializing in ska, founded in 1992 by New York City ska scene fixture King Django.They have released albums by King Django, Stubborn All Stars, Skinnerbox, Version City Rockers,… …   Wikipedia

  • stubborn streak — stubborn ,streak noun singular a very firm and determined quality in someone s character: A strong stubborn streak has helped her succeed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stubborn as a mule — Someone who will not listen to other people s advice and won t change their way of doing things is as stubborn as a mule …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stubborn streak — UK US noun [singular] a very firm and determined quality in someone’s character A strong stubborn streak has helped her succeed. Thesaurus: stubbornness and narrow mindednesssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • stubborn — index callous, chronic, contentious, difficult, disobedient, fractious, froward, impervious, incorrigible …   Law dictionary

  • stubborn person — index bigot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stubborn — late 14c., of uncertain origin. Earliest form is stiborn. OED, Liberman doubt any connection with STUB (Cf. stub) (n.). Related: Stubbornly; stubbornness …   Etymology dictionary


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