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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullheadedness - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desiresbullheadedness - 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
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There is a danger that the army's support could add to the PTI government's bullheadedness.
During that time, many have spoken about the Prime Minister's bullheadedness and unwillingness to listen to suggestions or take advice on board.
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In light of the non-cooperation and bullheadedness of the abovementioned States, the Arab Group stated its commitment to submit, under item 10 of the Human Rights Council's agenda, its draft resolution, in which it calls on the Office of the High Commissioner to continue providing technical assistance and capacity building for the Yemeni legitimate government and the Yemeni National Commission of Inquiry; the resolution which was adopted by consensus among Human Rights Council Member States and obtained the consent of the States concerned and their willingness to cooperate towards its implementation.
My secret to working in the business for over 20 years is sheer bullheadedness."
However, in the fierce duel between Al Jazeera's bullheadedness to inflame Muslim sentiment against the West by showing graphic images of the abuse of Abu Ghraib prisoners in Iraq and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, and foreign media panting in its race to expose a militant onslaught against western values, responsible and trustworthy journalism was lost forever.
That bullheadedness might work with his drivers, but when extended to his son, it resulted in an estrangement that now seems irreparable.
The obtuse bullheadedness of Shakespeare's Roman emperor, undermining his pretension to the kind of remote grandeur he possesses in the Gospels, is not drawn from the Bible itself, at least not directly.
Bush; Dems pushed back on the Bush administration's refusal to engage in diplomacy, and the rejection of popular opinion, as signs of bullheadedness. Comparatively, Bachmann was quick to adopt that same stubbornness to set herself apart on a stage of men.
Taking his place in front of the lights, he quoted a fellow country singer as declaring, "I have two poses and YOU'VE got one hour,'' and laughed at such bullheadedness. His session would stretch for nearly two hours, through dozens of poses and several wardrobe changes.
This exceptionally disciplined gallery installation reflected Locher's commitment to rigorous formal consistency--a real case of bullheadedness, the easygoing Viennese would say.