mulishness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulishness - the trait of being difficult to handle or overcomemulishness - the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control

mulishness

noun
Translations

mulishness

[ˈmjuːlɪʃnɪs] Nterquedad f, testarudez f

mulishness

nStarrsinn m, → Sturheit f
References in classic literature ?
It had been a pet mule in a family of children until Collins's keen eyes rested on it; and it had known only love and kindness and much laughter for its foolish mulishness.
We then bemoan their mulishness and sly ways, as they avoid the stick and do backroom deals with the carrot-holder.
Their presence on the picket line instead of in the operating theatre is eloquent testimony to the mulishness, arrogance and incompetence of millionaire Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Mindless rat race, pigheadedness, mulishness, "dog-eat-dog" version of competitiveness, rigidly "cat"egorical and "dog"matic thinking, etc.
While we remain mired in mulishness, Trooper Foerster's family and colleagues will have to suppress their yearning for justice as Chesimard pumps out the final book of her trilogy, a fitting title for which might be "Come and Get Me, Suckers
Yet within his mulishness, equally discernable, dwelt a propensity toward flights of fancy.
And Mr Cameron is displaying a dangerous mulishness in believing he is right and everybody else - patients, doctors, nurses and midwives - is wrong.
The five-year-old, already an equine legend in Central Europe, contributed hugely to his first defeat in 15 starts by his pre-race antics - his chance was gone before the race even started as he gave a tremendous display of mulishness.