pigheaded

[pig-hed-id]

adjective

stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance.

Origin of pigheaded

1610–20; pig1 + -headed
Related formspig·head·ed·ly, adverbpig·head·ed·ness, noun

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adj.

also pig-headed, see pig (n.) + headed. Usually, but not always, figurative.

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