mulish

[ myoo-lish ]
/ ˈmyu lɪʃ /

adjective

of or like a mule, as being very stubborn, obstinate, or intractable.

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Origin of mulish

First recorded in 1745–55; mule1 + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM mulish

mul·ish·ly, adverbmul·ish·ness, nounun·mul·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mulish

mulish
/ (ˈmjuːlɪʃ) /

adjective

stubborn; obstinate; headstrong

Derived forms of mulish

mulishly, adverbmulishness, noun
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