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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Bull-headed Shrikes in this study area begin to nest in early April and continue until late July.
Bull-headed Shrikes build an open-cup nest and branches attached to the side and/or below support the nest.
7%) was the main cause of nest failure of Bull-headed Shrikes in this study area.
Nest height did not correlate with nest predation in this population of Bull-headed Shrikes.
My study demonstrated that number of branches surrounding a nest function as a screen to conceal and camouflage Bull-headed Shrike nests from predators.
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.
Bernett and Keel counter those scholars who think that the bull-headed stele was devoted to the Syrian weather god Hadad or Baal by noting that the moon god is repeatedly associated with bull terminology in Syria and Mesopotamia.
That bull-headed tenacity kept the Microdrive alive for the next four years before widespread adoption would take hold.
The season has seen Steve Bruce at his bull-headed best.
He said: 'We are concerned the company has been bull-headed.
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.
Berenger is decent as the bull-headed Bear, and if the boys in the team are characterized sketchily, the story is related in an occasionally compelling fashion.
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.