Antonyms of adj stubborn

2 senses of stubborn

Sense 1
stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

docile (vs. stubborn) -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")
        => meek, tame -- (very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes)
        => sheeplike, sheepish -- (like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity)
        => yielding -- (inclined to yield to argument or influence or control; "a timid yielding person")

Sense 2
refractory, stubborn -- (not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains")

INDIRECT (VIA intractable) -> tractable, manipulable -- (easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler)

Similarity of adj stubborn

2 senses of stubborn

Sense 1
stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)
       => bloody-minded, cantankerous -- (stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator)
       => bolshy, stroppy -- (obstreperous)
       => bullheaded, bullet-headed, pigheaded -- (obstinate and stupid)
       => dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding -- (stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion")
       => contrarious, cross-grained -- (difficult to deal with)
       => determined -- (devoting full strength and concentrated attention to; "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters")
       => hardheaded, mulish -- (unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack)
       => stiff-necked -- (haughtily stubborn; "a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin")
       => strong-minded, strong-willed -- (having a determined will)
          Also See-> disobedient#1; intractable#1; uncompromising#1, sturdy#2, inflexible#2

Sense 2
refractory, stubborn -- (not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains")
       => intractable (vs. tractable) -- (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal")

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