pigheaded


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pig·head·ed

 (pĭg′hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
Stupidly obstinate. See Synonyms at obstinate.

pig′head′ed·ly adv.
pig′head′ed·ness n.

pig•head•ed

(ˈpɪgˌhɛd ɪd)

adj.
stupidly obstinate; stubborn.
[1610–20]
pig′head`ed•ly, adv.
pig′head`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pigheaded - obstinate and stupid
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

pigheaded

adjective
Translations
عَنيد
tvrdohlavý
stædig
òrjóskur

pigheaded

[ˈpɪgˈhedɪd] ADJ [person] → terco, testarudo; [attitude] → obstinado

pig

(pig) noun
1. a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon. He keeps pigs.
2. an offensive word for an unpleasant, greedy or dirty person. You pig!
ˈpiggyplural ˈpiggies noun
a child's word for a (little) pig.
adjective
like a pig's. piggy eyes.
ˈpiglet (-lit) noun
a baby pig.
piggybackpickabackˌpigˈheaded adjective
stubborn. a pigheaded idiot.
ˌpigˈheadedness noun
ˈpigskin noun, adjective
(of) a kind of leather made from the skin of a pig. Her purse was (made of) pigskin.
ˈpigstyplural ˈpigsties, ~ˈpigstyes noun
1. a building in which pigs are kept.
2. a dirty, untidy place. This room is a pigsty!
pigswillswillˈpigtail noun
a plait usually worn at the sides of the head. She wears her hair in pigtails.
pigs might fly
said of something very unlikely to happen. `We might have fine weather for our holidays.' `Yes, and pigs might fly!'
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