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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


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But I have found that it's also about bullheadedly forcing through it anyway.
377): 'The simple facts do not penetrate public consciousness: that Custer was killed while on the way to perpetrate another in the series of his own massacres already on record, that he was bullheadedly disregarding warnings and defying orders, that the Indians who wiped out his troop did so in defense of their families, and that if the roles had been reversed the defenders would have been eulogized as heroes'.
Over the course of Kenneth Lonergan's long-delayed and woefully underseen film, Anna Paquin plays Lisa, an Upper West Side teen bullheadedly trying to figure out her place in the world.