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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.
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Adv.1.mulishly - in a stubborn unregenerate manner; "she remained stubbornly in the same position"
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Indeed, Heti's "lack of engagement with other minds on this much-discussed subject," wrote the New York Times, "makes her deliberations feel airless and mulishly self involved." Other points--including Miles's comment that "one can either be a great artist and a mediocre parent, or the reverse, but not great at both"--remain undeveloped.
The fact is, she came to know his name was Yani only much later, when he paid for a gallon of the sickening brew from Vladimir and started drinking it mulishly, his back propped against the wall, tears welling up in his eyes.
Mulishly stubborn, Vi Rose represents the voice of conservative Christian values in the face of a fast-evolving world.
Fergie is mulishly stubborn as demonstrated by his seven-year interview stand-off with the BBC, fiercely loyal, transforms ordinary football mortals into stars, and unfathomable in his machinations of psychological engagement.