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Extremely or irrationally stubborn; headstrong. See Synonyms at obstinate.

bull′head′ed·ly adv.
bull′head′ed·ness n.
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(ˈbʊlˌhɛd ɪd)

unreasonably or stupidly obstinate.
bull′head`ed•ly, adv.
bull′head`ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bullheaded - obstinate and stupid
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
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