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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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My secret to working in the business for over 20 years is sheer bullheadedness.
However, in the fierce duel between Al Jazeera's bullheadedness to inflame Muslim sentiment against the West by showing graphic images of the abuse of Abu Ghraib prisoners in Iraq and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, and foreign media panting in its race to expose a militant onslaught against western values, responsible and trustworthy journalism was lost forever.
That bullheadedness might work with his drivers, but when extended to his son, it resulted in an estrangement that now seems irreparable.
The obtuse bullheadedness of Shakespeare's Roman emperor, undermining his pretension to the kind of remote grandeur he possesses in the Gospels, is not drawn from the Bible itself, at least not directly.
Bush; Dems pushed back on the Bush administration's refusal to engage in diplomacy, and the rejection of popular opinion, as signs of bullheadedness.
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.
I am extremely particular and strongly opinionated when it comes to playwriting, and I did not want to endanger Ryan's and my relationship with my bullheadedness as writer.
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.
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.