bullheaded

[ boo l-hed-id ]
/ ˈbʊlˈhɛd ɪd /

adjective

obstinately opinionated, especially in refusing to consider alternatives; stubborn.

Nearby words

  1. bullfighting,
  2. bullfinch,
  3. bullfrog,
  4. bullhead,
  5. bullhead rail,
  6. bullheadedly,
  7. bullhorn,
  8. bullied,
  9. bullion,
  10. bullionist

Origin of bullheaded

First recorded in 1810–20; bull1 + head + -ed3

Related formsbull·head·ed·ly, adverbbull·head·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bull-headed

bull-headed

adjective

blindly obstinate; stubborn, headstrong, or stupid
Derived Formsbull-headedly, adverbbull-headedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bull-headed

bull-headed

adj.

also bullheaded, "obstinate," 1818, from bull (n.1) + head (n.).

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