Translation of stubborn in Spanish:


terco, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈstəbərn/ /ˈstʌbən/

See Spanish definition of terco


  • 1

    (person/nature) (obstinate) terco
    (person/nature) (obstinate) testarudo
    (person/nature) (obstinate) tozudo
    (person/nature) (unyielding, resolute) tenaz
    (person/nature) (unyielding, resolute) tesonero
    (person/nature) (unyielding, resolute) perseverante
    (refusal/resistance/insistence) pertinaz
    • I'm too stubborn to admit that I'm in love with him.
    • The two were just too stubborn to admit that they were wrong and the other was right.
    • Jim can be just as stubborn at times.
    • Michael wished Manda hadn't been so stubborn not to let him pay the bills.
    • I'm just as stubborn, if not more so, than you are.
    • I want us to have children every bit as stubborn as we are!
    • The most stubborn resistance was in east-central Paris.
    • And then there is that stubborn streak in him that always fired him up.
    • "You get that stubborn streak from your mother, you know, " he said, grinning.
    • They are, alas, meeting with the same stubborn resistance as Cliff.
    • Lex, see what you miss with your stubborn refusal to own a T.V.?
    • The group's stubborn refusal to rejoice in their achievement strikes me as strange.
    • But I won't try to stop you, I know how stubborn you are.
    • The rage bubbled up inside of me again at his stubborn insistence.
    • How could they convince the stubborn, mule headed men to not duel?
    • I am stubborn at times, and this is one of those times.
    • Neither of us likes to give up; you might call us stubborn.
    • Call me stubborn but once I've started something then I'm going to finish it.
  • 2

    (difficult to manage)
    (cold/weeds) pertinaz
    (cold/weeds) persistente
    (stain) rebelde
    • Trouble is it's so hot it's difficult to remove those stubborn stains.
    • Cheap booze, an eclectic clientele and a stubborn refusal to move with the times have drawn generations of tipplers.
    • Do not be tempted to scrub the gloss finish of the rod itself with the scourer to remove those stubborn mackerel scales.
    • Usually simple anti-inflammatories will settle it, but a stubborn one may need a minor op to remove it.
    • The number 6 had been pretty easy to remove but the 3 proved to be more stubborn.
    • The next 5 pounds, however, were a little bit more stubborn.
    • I'm scrubbing a particularly stubborn stain when I hear a key in the lock and I freeze.
    • The roads were wet from the sprays of the municipal cleaners and all that was left was the more stubborn of the chalky white outlines.
    • All hopes of hot bath or a soothing gin lay beyond the stubborn green door with its pretty stained glass panels.
    • I am watching him extract stubborn weeds, while I and my big pregnant belly look on from the grass.
    • Then the skeletons, stubborn bits of flesh and muscle still clinging to the bones, move on to the bug room.