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Related to bullheaded: bullheadedness


Extremely or irrationally stubborn; headstrong. See Synonyms at obstinate.

bull′head′ed·ly adv.
bull′head′ed·ness n.


(ˈbʊlˌhɛd ɪd)

unreasonably or stupidly obstinate.
bull′head`ed•ly, adv.
bull′head`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bullheaded - obstinate and stupid
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield


References in classic literature ?
I always tell our people that they are too bullheaded.
Sadly for the Palestinians, it is more likely to do the opposite, reviving hostility and polarisation that the peace process, glacial though it may be, has containedaACA* To be sure, Netanyahu's bullheaded refusal to renew a freeze on [colony] construction as a condition of negotiations set Abbas on this pathaACA* Netanyahu has assumed his usual hostile stance, bristling with non-specific threats that might include such counterproductive steps as formal annexation of territory.
I would put my arms around him and I would not let him go and I would apologise to him for being bullheaded," the 58-year-old said.
And someone said James would not have got where he was if he was not bullheaded too, and that he got that from me.
You've got to be bullheaded to work hard while getting no glory.
In some cases, the lateral connects to the main pipe at 12 o'clock, extends up five to six feet, and deadheads into a bullheaded tee fitting that splits off into separate lateral pipes.
He circled the roundabout of bullheaded desires, lost in the maze
More a bullheaded student of music than an aspiring star, he says he made Break Mirrors to experiment with songwriting; as such, its guitar styling emphasizes subtlety and restraint, better underscoring the considered storytelling.
Granted, there is still uncertainty about how the climate system will react to a specific increase in carbon dioxide concentrations, but it should be obvious to all but the most bullheaded of climate-science deniers that it's time to stop ignoring the risk of continuing to pump huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
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Over the years, it seems many of us have forgotten the power that comes from a bullheaded adherence to these values.
Forty-six percent of nest sites selected by Bullheaded Shrikes in Hokkaido were in dwarf bamboo (Sasa kurilensis), and 25% were in deciduous shrubs.