bullheaded


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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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Affectionately described by one of his daughters as "a typical bullheaded Cajun," he didn't know they would be coming to evacuate him and his wife, Judy.
Damien comes across at times as both enterprising and stubbornly bullheaded. His perseverance, in often nearly impossible situations, cannot be disconnected from a profound fidelity to his evangelical vocation.
Brooklyn-based Rabbi Yisroel Belsky is persuasive when he argues, "The court decided in a bullheaded way not to respect the Shabbos."
A bullheaded fire chief and a frightened young wife must overrule a community doctor's adamant refusal to allow a Chinese herbalist to treat a young fireman mortally wounded in a suspicious fire at wealthy Rudolph Nash's mercantile.
n c o n feeble "parking, taken "Because of your bullheaded, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20mule team, two elephants, one goat, and a safari of pygmies from the African interior.
Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns noted that the bullheaded EU position on beef tariffs and quotas, and their absurd negotiating offers, ultimately forced suspension of the talks.
It was more important to hammer out a contract on which dentists agreed and that benefited patients, than to "go at it bullheaded and have the contract fall flat on its face", he said.
I love having that antagonistic relationship and being equally as strong as each other and bullheaded.
I love having that antagonist relationship and being as strong as each other and bullheaded.
Even after the investigation was shut down by Thompson, Spadaro continued to fight the administration for three years--a bullheaded crusade that made him an Appalachian folk hero, but eventually got him thrown off the case, reassigned, and may have ultimately helped get him fired.
Though Lewis has called Moneyball "the story of an idea" (the idea being sabermetric thought), in fact it's the story of the temperamental, bullheaded revolutionary who was able to impose this idea on an unwilling host and take advantage of his market's irrationalities.
If I had been less bullheaded and more responsible perhaps this could have been avoided." These words suggest had he thought of the consequences of his imprisonment upon his parishioners, he may not have kept his handgun, but disposed of it in order to comply with the ban.
When seven Arkansas governors gathered in Little Rock last summer, Clinton thanked White and said: "I probably owe him more than anyone else because if he hadn't beaten me, I probably would have been too bullheaded and arrogant to ever get elected president."
She said it was a 'great disappointment that the Department of Health appeared to be so bullheaded in not giving this choice to parents.'
If you have always held Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig up to scorn as the archetype of the bumbling World War I generals, if you have intoned his name as the model of the insensitive and bullheaded general, if you have ever read C.