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pigheaded

[pig-hed-id] /ˈpɪgˌhɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
stupidly obstinate; stubborn:
pigheaded resistance.
Origin of pigheaded
1610-1620
1610-20; pig1 + -headed
Related forms
pigheadedly, adverb
pigheadedness, noun
Synonyms
bullheaded, mulish.
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Examples from the Web for pigheadedness
Historical Examples
  • Oh, you've got some of the old man's pigheadedness, have you?

    The Colossus Opie Read
  • 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 Oliver Onions
Word Origin and History for pigheadedness

pigheaded

adj.

also pig-headed, see pig (n.) + headed. Usually, but not always, figurative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pigheadedness

pigheaded

adjective

Stubborn; stupidly obstinate (1620+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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