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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.
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bullheaded

mod. stubborn. You are the most bullheaded man I’ve ever known.
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There are other lower-profile candidates, as well, who would have the necessary experience and bullheadedness to take on the lobbyists and political interests who invariably will work to influence the new accounting board and diminish its impact.
Perseverance (bullheadedness) finally won the day as I put together a decent shooting platform, complete with a small seat incorporated into the fork of a 3-inch branch situated to one side of the stand.
Stubbornness and bullheadedness churned up within me and out spewed a comment that sounded like, "Oh, yeah?
The women of this family, whose several generations from the late nineteenth century to the present are traced in the novel, seem condemned to repeat the mistakes of their progenitors: from unplanned pregnancies, to missed chances, to misinterpreted signals, to calculated bullheadedness.
But Julie Kirkbride, the Tory MP for Bromsgrove, Worcs, hit back accusing Ministers of 'patronising bullheadedness' over their stance against single vaccinations.
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Warriors are intransigent on the advisability of war, and their resistance springs not from bullheadedness but from a kind of religiosity.
When Inman wigged out, Clinton begged Warren Rudman and twice waved the job under the nose of Sam Nunn - whose bigotry and bullheadedness the President evidently finds endearing.
The Sacramento Bee program began mostly because of the Postal Service's own bullheadedness, said the paper's research and marketing services manager, Ron Olsen.
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Yes, it's the basket case of Europe and could topple the entire euro currency - but you have to admire their sheer bullheadedness.
(Peter O'Toole), who refuses to acknowledge the tragic loss of his wife and other son, or indeed express any emotion beyond bullheadedness.
I loved roaming the mountains and packing a bow, but I didn't expect to kill anything, and only shear bullheadedness kept me going.
The Berrigans are here in their determination, their drive, their apparent arrogance, their occasional impatience and their bullheadedness. But so is their courage, their foresight, their charity on a global level.