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.
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.
Today a tug of war developed between a bull-headed entry and show helpers after the beast shied at being paraded before the crowd at the Cumberland Agricultural Show, Bitts Park, Carlisle .
Yet it was their bull-headed tactics in - yet again - proposing a blanket re-organisation that brought about this conflict.
The problem lies here, with the unbelievably stubborn and bull-headed policies of the Bush administration, which refuses to recognize the foolishness of its decision to topple Iraq in the first place.