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 ?
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.
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.
9PM Clint Eastwood rescues nun Shirley MacLaine in this borderline saga played out to Ennio Morricone's mulish music.
In a sense, what we all love most about Beckett is his mulish sublimity.
My voice sank lower and lower with each refusal to answer, and I felt more mulish than brave or noble.
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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.
Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius are good matches and Taurus is strangely comfortable yet maddeningly mulish, but you two can work well.