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Stupidly obstinate. See Synonyms at obstinate.

pig′head′ed·ly adv.
pig′head′ed·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigheadedness - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desirespigheadedness - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
impenitence, impenitency - the trait of refusing to repent
intransigence, intransigency - the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise




[ˈpɪgˈhedɪdnɪs] Nterquedad f, testarudez f


(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.
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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They spoke of inexperience, pigheadedness, a failure to engage with and listen to their own backbench councillors and a lack of monitoring of officers that had led to spending plans that were unacceptable to many of the city's Labour councillors.
Asked if those responsible for vetoing a reborn Rangers being parachuted back into the top flight now regret their stance McCoist said: "Knowing the pigheadedness of some of the people involved, no they won't.
To put it less charitably, he was grandiloquent, tempestuous, self-righteous, and stubborn to the point of pigheadedness.
The Public Eye Awards vote shows that the public keeps an eye on Shell and that its pigheadedness will continue to be sanctioned by public opinion," said Kumi Naidoo, Director of Greenpeace International.