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  1. stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance.

Origin of pigheaded

First recorded in 1610–20; pig1 + headed (def. 3)

Other words for pigheaded

Other words from pigheaded

  • pig·head·ed·ly, adverb
  • pig·head·ed·ness, noun

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How to use pigheaded in a sentence

  • The pig-headed prowler I saw, with my pompon missing from his shoe, and his bonne amie wearing the stolen ring.

  • She's a pig-headed little brute, my lovely love is, and as obstinate as a mule.

    Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • I never was one of them pig-headed sort that gets an idea and then can't be shook off it.

  • A pig-headed administration does unconsciously help when, out of its own excesses, a divine discontent is bred.

    Gray youth | Oliver Onions
  • Most bankrupts are pig-headed fellows, and achieve bankruptcy in their own foolish amateur way.

    The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry

British Dictionary definitions for pig-headed


  1. stupidly stubborn

Derived forms of pig-headed

  • pig-headedly, adverb
  • pig-headedness, noun

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