mulish


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mul·ish

 (myo͞o′lĭsh)
adj.
1. Extremely or irrationally stubborn and intractable. See Synonyms at obstinate.
2. Resembling a mule: a mulish laugh.

mul′ish·ly adv.
mul′ish·ness n.

mulish

(ˈmjuːlɪʃ)
adj
stubborn; obstinate; headstrong
ˈmulishly adv
ˈmulishness n

mul•ish

(ˈmyu lɪʃ)

adj.
unyieldingly stubborn; obdurate.
[1745–55]
mul′ish•ly, adv.
mul′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mulish - unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

mulish

mulish

adjective
Translations
عَنيد
tvrdohlavý
stædig
csökönyös
òrjóskur

mulish

[ˈmjuːlɪʃ] ADJterco, testarudo

mulish

adjstörrisch, stur

mulish

[ˈmjuːlɪʃ] adjtestardo/a

mule1

(mjuːl) noun
an animal whose parents are a horse and an ass, known for its habit of being stubborn.
ˈmulish adjective
stubborn.
References in classic literature ?
Had I lacked imagination, had I been stupid, had I been stubbornly mulish in having my own way, I should never have got in this pickle.
Now, he was a singularly smart boy, the son of a very clever man and a very sensitive woman, with a fine resolute temper that systematic spoiling had nearly turned to mulish obstinacy.
He storms and bullies and derides; but she stands up to him so ruthlessly that the Colonel has to ask her from time to time to be kinder to Higgins; and it is the only request of his that brings a mulish expression into her face.
The partnership were in perfect harmony from flagfall at Warwick yesterday and Milansbar, a mulish participant in the Welsh Grand National the previous week, never saw a rival in those blinkers after jumping away the attentions of favourite, but less fleet-footed jumper, Missed Approach on the last circuit.
Her youngest daughter, mulish, Doc Marten-sporting Izzy, is the chief suspect, but it soon becomes clear that the inferno has, as the firefighters put it, "multiple points of origin".
My mulish call on Brazilian equities and a 72,000 target on the Bovespa has come to pass.
At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 two days ago, I had a personal, in-your-face experience with bureaucracy at its most mulish, and its effect on the ordinary, everyday citizen who has neither money nor connections-in other words, the bottom 99 percent of Filipinos.
9PM Clint Eastwood rescues nun Shirley MacLaine in this borderline saga played out to Ennio Morricone's mulish music.
My voice sank lower and lower with each refusal to answer, and I felt more mulish than brave or noble.
I've no doubt that, seen through the eyes of clients, certain people in certain agencies have at certain times exhibited symptoms of complacency; but it's usually not so much complacency as the effect of terrified agency people trying so hard not to look terrified that they radiate mulish self-satisfaction.
Sadly, as is usually the case, the whole squad are tainted with infamy because of the actions of a minority of meatheads and their mulish disregard for management.
Marco, who is standing for the Society for a New Bulgaria party in Varna on 23rd October, is said to be promising hard work, no kickbacks and a mulish determination when he launches his political career.