How to sign stubborn in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place your thumb against your forehead with your other fingers pointing up. Then, bend your fingers down in unison until they are at a 90 degree angle to your palm.


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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for stubborn
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for stubborn
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

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