mulish

[ myoo-lish ]
/ ˈmyu lɪʃ /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. muliebria,
  2. muliebrity,
  3. mulier,
  4. mulier puisne,
  5. mulierty,
  6. mulishly,
  7. mulki,
  8. mull,
  9. mull over,
  10. mullah

Origin of mulish

First recorded in 1745–55; mule1 + -ish1

Related formsmul·ish·ly, adverbmul·ish·ness, nounun·mul·ish, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mulishness

mulish

/ (ˈmjuːlɪʃ) /

adjective

stubborn; obstinate; headstrong
Derived Formsmulishly, adverbmulishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for mulishness

mulish

adj.

1751, from mule (n.1) + -ish. Related: Mulishly; mulishness.

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