- stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance.
Origin of pigheaded
1610–20; pig1 + -headed
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Examples from the Web for pigheadedness
Oh, you've got some of the old man's pigheadedness, have you?The Colossus
Bixler had none of the bluntness, the pigheadedness, the brutality of this—but then, there was no comparing the two.
You know, Underhill, confidence and pigheadedness are not even connected by marriage; much less are they blood relations.L. P. M.
J. Stewart Barney
Call it my pigheadedness if you like; I can't very well object to anything you call me; but I won't come.The Tower of Oblivion
Word Origin and History for pigheadedness
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