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Stupidly obstinate. See Synonyms at obstinate.

pig′head′ed·ly adv.
pig′head′ed·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigheadedness - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desirespigheadedness - 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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[ˈpɪgˈhedɪdnɪs] Nterquedad f, testarudez f
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(pig) noun
1. a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon. He keeps pigs.
2. an offensive word for an unpleasant, greedy or dirty person. You pig!
ˈpiggyplural ˈpiggies noun
a child's word for a (little) pig.
like a pig's. piggy eyes.
ˈpiglet (-lit) noun
a baby pig.
piggybackpickabackˌpigˈheaded adjective
stubborn. a pigheaded idiot.
ˌpigˈheadedness noun
ˈpigskin noun, adjective
(of) a kind of leather made from the skin of a pig. Her purse was (made of) pigskin.
ˈpigstyplural ˈpigsties, ~ˈpigstyes noun
1. a building in which pigs are kept.
2. a dirty, untidy place. This room is a pigsty!
pigswillswillˈpigtail noun
a plait usually worn at the sides of the head. She wears her hair in pigtails.
pigs might fly
said of something very unlikely to happen. `We might have fine weather for our holidays.' `Yes, and pigs might fly!'
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The refusal and sheer pigheadedness amounts to the necessary use of the unadopted road at the side of the building formerly the old Classic cinema.
This has been the net consequence of the Spanish government's pigheadedness, its ruinous economic policies, its refusal to negotiate - and its brutal clampdown on civil liberties in Catalonia.
She knows how the telephonic system works, but completely disregards it out of sheer pigheadedness. She is the only person, apart from cold callers, to use my landline and when we speak, we always have to spend the first 10 minutes discussing who phoned who last and why that person didn't answer the phone.
As such, one can predict with some caveats that the pigheadedness and selfish pursuit of their own narrow interests, otherwise known as the 'American way of doing things,' will not let them learn from their own mistakes.
His pigheadedness will benefit most only his kamag-anak, kaklase at kabarilan (relatives, classmates and fellow gun buddies).
Mindless rat race, pigheadedness, mulishness, "dog-eat-dog" version of competitiveness, rigidly "cat"egorical and "dog"matic thinking, etc.
They spoke of inexperience, pigheadedness, a failure to engage with and listen to their own backbench councillors and a lack of monitoring of officers that had led to spending plans that were unacceptable to many of the city's Labour councillors.