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.
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.
Mark is at times severe with Donald Davidson, exposing the flaws in his poetry when he finds them and addressing Davidson's occasional lapses into mulishness and petulance.