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

bull′head′ed·ly adv.
bull′head′ed·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullheadedness - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desiresbullheadedness - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
impenitence, impenitency - the trait of refusing to repent
intransigence, intransigency - the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise


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Taking his place in front of the lights, he quoted a fellow country singer as declaring, "I have two poses and YOU'VE got one hour,'' and laughed at such bullheadedness.
This exceptionally disciplined gallery installation reflected Locher's commitment to rigorous formal consistency--a real case of bullheadedness, the easygoing Viennese would say.
Few of the major columnists in the hockey world expected the lockout to draw on as long as it has, seemingly underestimating the bullheadedness of each side.
Paul Quinn College may not be out of the woods yet, but through a combination of vision, bullheadedness, and the kind of charisma that begets donations and good will (Sorrell is also a Texas bundler for President Obama), he has steered the college from the brink of closing to its new perch as an emerging national and community leader.
Yes, it's the basket case of Europe and could topple the entire euro currency - but you have to admire their sheer bullheadedness.
Well my mother-in-law always said that there was no pill of stupidity and I now suspect that there is also not for self-centeredness, self-delusion and bullheadedness.