bull-headed


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bull-headed

Inflexible; stubborn; overly willful or obstinate. Our son is so bull-headed. Once he's made up his mind about something, there's no way anyone can change it! We've got a bull-headed new boss in the office who thinks her way of doing things is the only correct one.

bullheaded

mod. stubborn. You are the most bullheaded man I’ve ever known.
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Only the bull-headed stubbornness of Edsel's father, Henry Ford I, forced them to use pedestrian--and increasingly obsolete--Ford mechanicals to keep costs down.
Fleming's Wilson was a coward, bull-headed and abusive, a mean-spirited commander-in-chief who was obsessed with keeping his grip on power.
Freund) a basalt stele was found on which was carved a bull-headed figure.
Early assessments concluded that (a) the motif on the stele (made out of native basalt) was unique and represented simply a local phenomenon; (b) the bull figure represented the weather god Hadad/Baal; and (c) the extremities of the "stick figure" represented either a stylized bull's body (standing upright on its hindlegs) or a bull-headed warrior with stylized human arms and legs.
That bull-headed tenacity kept the Microdrive alive for the next four years before widespread adoption would take hold.
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You wonder: If the offense is succeeding and he's brutalizing the defense, and vice versa, a couple of these bull-headed jocks just might realize this megalomaniac is bullying guys unwilling to sacrifice their bodies so he can build his reputation on their blood.
Johnson, the world-record holder in the 200, warmed up for the running of the bull-headed competitors by criticizing everything about Greene but his taste in sneakers (Johnson and Greene both are paid handsomely to wear the same brand).
For a guy who ostensibly wants to understand Hemingway better, Palin can be awfully bull-headed when it comes to divining bullfighting's appeal, for one thing.
I'm so bull-headed, I'm going to stick in there until I die,'' she said.