Resolute vs. Stubborn

Resolute vs. Stubborn — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Resolute and Stubborn

Resoluteadjective

Firm or determined; unwavering.

Stubbornadjective

Refusing to change one's mind or course of action despite pressure to do so; unyielding or resolute.

Resoluteadjective

Firm, unyielding, determined.

She was resolute in her determination to resist his romantic advances.He was resolute in his decision to stay.

Stubbornadjective

Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent

stubborn prejudice.stubborn earnestness.

Resoluteadjective

(obsolete) Convinced; satisfied; sure.

Stubbornadjective

Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort

stubborn soil.stubborn stains.

Resolutenoun

A determined person; one showing resolution.

Stubbornadjective

Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting; persistent in doing something.

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.

Resoluteadjective

firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination;

stood resolute against the enemyfaced with a resolute oppositiona resolute and unshakeable faith

Stubbornadjective

Of materials: physically stiff and inflexible; not easily melted or worked.

Resoluteadjective

characterized by quickness and firmness;

his reply was unhesitating

Stubbornnoun

(informal) Stubbornness.

Stubbornnoun

A disease of citrus trees characterized by stunted growth and misshapen fruit, caused by Spiroplasma citri.

Stubbornadjective

tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

Stubbornadjective

not responding to treatment;

a stubborn infectiona refractory case of acne

Stubbornadjective

difficult to treat or deal with;

stubborn rust stainsa stubborn case of acne

Stubbornadjective

persisting in a reactionary stand