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mulish

[myoo-lish] /ˈmyu lɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or like a mule, as being very stubborn, obstinate, or intractable.
Origin of mulish
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; mule1 + -ish1
Related forms
mulishly, adverb
mulishness, noun
unmulish, adjective
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mulish

/ˈmjuːlɪʃ/
adjective
1.
stubborn; obstinate; headstrong
Derived Forms
mulishly, adverb
mulishness, noun
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mulish

adj.

1751, from mule (n.1) + -ish. Related: Mulishly; mulishness.

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