mulish


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mul·ish

 (myo͞o′lĭsh)
adj.
1. Extremely or irrationally stubborn and intractable. See Synonyms at obstinate.
2. Resembling a mule: a mulish laugh.

mul′ish·ly adv.
mul′ish·ness n.

mulish

(ˈmjuːlɪʃ)
adj
stubborn; obstinate; headstrong
ˈmulishly adv
ˈmulishness n

mul•ish

(ˈmyu lɪʃ)

adj.
unyieldingly stubborn; obdurate.
[1745–55]
mul′ish•ly, adv.
mul′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mulish - unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

mulish

mulish

adjective
Translations
عَنيد
tvrdohlavý
stædig
csökönyös
òrjóskur

mulish

[ˈmjuːlɪʃ] ADJterco, testarudo

mulish

adjstörrisch, stur

mulish

[ˈmjuːlɪʃ] adjtestardo/a

mule1

(mjuːl) noun
an animal whose parents are a horse and an ass, known for its habit of being stubborn.
ˈmulish adjective
stubborn.
References in classic literature ?
Had I lacked imagination, had I been stupid, had I been stubbornly mulish in having my own way, I should never have got in this pickle.
Labor became mulish. While it packed the socialist meetings with mad enthusiasm, it was impervious to the wiles of the old- party politicians.
Now, he was a singularly smart boy, the son of a very clever man and a very sensitive woman, with a fine resolute temper that systematic spoiling had nearly turned to mulish obstinacy.
He storms and bullies and derides; but she stands up to him so ruthlessly that the Colonel has to ask her from time to time to be kinder to Higgins; and it is the only request of his that brings a mulish expression into her face.
So Groundhog May is sticking to her mulish game of Brexit blackmail.
Sometimes - but not often - they have uttered honeyed words, but their general attitude has been mulish, as if to warn any other EU states of what they might come up against if they expressed a desire to quit, too.
At this point, we might as well have a fascistic monarchy with no elections at all instead of spending billions to organize sham elections that don't mean anything; that a bunch of mulish, nescient knuckleheads can overturn at will without consequences.
And calling someone "mulish" or "muleheaded" has never been intended as a compliment.
In Tony Pulis, Boro have a mulish manager known all too well in these parts.
Protecting our democratic institutions requires sacrifice and I don't see how Sereno can go on pretending she isn't damaging the judiciary by her mulish refusal to leave.
So do some of the incidents of student misbehaviour, the vile hostility of the teacher (Neeraj Kabi) and his mulish opposition to his school admitting children from the lower strata of society -- boys and girls he views as a blot on the institution's impeccable reputation.
The partnership were in perfect harmony from flagfall at Warwick yesterday and Milansbar, a mulish participant in the Welsh Grand National the previous week, never saw a rival in those blinkers after jumping away the attentions of favourite, but less fleet-footed jumper, Missed Approach on the last circuit.