bull-headed


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Related to bull-headed: obstinate

bull-headed

adj
blindly obstinate; stubborn, headstrong, or stupid
ˌbull-ˈheadedly adv
ˌbull-ˈheadedness n
References in classic literature ?
It is easy enough for bull-headed clowns to sneer at nerves, but the highest natures are not necessarily those containing the greatest amount of moral brass.
Bounderby, upon whom these consolations had begun to produce the effect of making him, in a bull-headed blundering way, sentimental, sighed like some large sea-animal.
It wouldn't take me much trouble to persuade Chad Cranage and half a dozen other bull-headed fellows that they would be doing an acceptable service to the Church by hunting Will Maskery out of the village with rope-ends and pitchforks; and then, when I had furnished them with half a sovereign to get gloriously drunk after their exertions, I should have put the climax to as pretty a farce as any of my brother clergy have set going in their parishes for the last thirty years."
It's as plain to me as the nose on your face that between his bull-headed hardness and your wishy-washy softness you're fixing to ruin one of the best boys God ever put on this earth."
(PLDT) called as 'baseless and fabricated' the allegations of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that one of the reasons why the company was being 'bull-headed' in complying with a Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) order to regularize about 7,300 workers was because its 'high-ranking officials' owned some of the agencies tapped to provide services to the telco giant.
"And someone said James would not have got where he was if he was not bull-headed too and that he got that from me."