bullheaded

[ bool-hed-id ]
/ ˈbʊlˈhɛd ɪd /

adjective

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

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Origin of bullheaded

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bullheaded

bull·head·ed·ly, adverbbull·head·ed·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for bullheaded

  • I'm trying to pound that into these bullheaded ranchers round here.

    Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
  • If a telepath were so bullheaded as to get in our way, we'd dispose of him.

    The Penal Cluster|Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • It was therefore but tit-for-tat when Minos sent Athenian tributary boys and girls to fight his bull, the bullheaded Minotaur.

    The World of Homer|Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for bullheaded

bull-headed

adjective

blindly obstinate; stubborn, headstrong, or stupid

Derived forms of bull-headed

bull-headedly, adverbbull-headedness, noun
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