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pigheaded

Incredibly stubborn, narrow-minded, and often ignorant or foolish. He's a nice guy most of the time, but he can be really pigheaded when it comes to certain things. My last boss was so pigheaded, so it's nice to work for someone with a bit more common sense and common decency. I got held up at the airport dealing with some pigheaded immigrations officer who didn't seem to believe I was in the country legitimately.

pigheaded

mod. stupidly stubborn. (From the notion that pigs are immovable and seemingly stubborn.) You are unbelievably pigheaded!
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But there was a limit to even my pigheadedness. I thought about how sad it would make my mother if I just disappeared.
(The characters have no common language, so they make do with gestures and pigheadedness.) Thematically, it's arresting for Rogozhkin's decision to make his Soviet soldier the heavy: Ivan just can't get it through his head that Veiko is not a fascist.
It is of only marginal significance that Strehlow's pigheadedness arose from an Oedipal crisis with his own autocratic father ('Strehlow's whole, precocious exposition of the Aranda's Great Father served the purpose of demonstrating his usurpation of his own father', p.225); the point is to what extent one can restore what has been broken, and, through personal as well as political action, secure for all people in a modern multicultural nation the right to possess their own lives, to extol their own heritage, to determine their own futures.
journalists in foreign wars have wildly misreported events because of careerism or carelessness, ideology or ignorance, macho posturing or mere pigheadedness.
Labour MP Helen Clark (Peterborough) has condemned the Treasury's pigheadedness as 'absolutely outrageous'.
Remiss, that is, in "knowing something about human affairs beyond what other people think it compatible with propriety to tell me." The nature of her choice and her manner of exercising it couldn't be more different from, say, that deployed more or less notoriously by Donald Davidson's "akrasic", who sees clearly the better course but through misguided conviction not to say pigheadedness elects to seize the worse, it is--though here's the rub!--"a choice before all the world": conscientiously no; impulsively made; grounded in self-knowledge or at any rate in a kind of self-knowledge (in this case what James calls her conscious "appetite for renunciation') and admitting of the idea and the fact of suffering as essentially accidental.
Pigheadedness, the self-serving quest for glory, and other all-too-human tendencies held in low esteem (short of theft and fraud) can therefore yield exemplary results when judged and checked by a community of peers.
pigheadedness he admits he does not understand, that he conducts psychological
30), combined with the sub-Georgian obsolescence of his poetry, accentuates the reader's impression of Crome being not the sanctuary of learning and culture which its architecture and history would merit, but an outlandish and uncivilized backwater.(37) In Point Counter Point Huxley uses exactly the same technique to emphasize the arrant pigheadedness of Everard Webley.
But thanks to Cameron's pigheadedness, Brits will now have to cough up increased council tax to pay for the damage.
Destroyed by pigheadedness and blind loyalty to incompetent or corrupt subordinates," Bello said, commenting on the political impact of the Philippine National Police board of inquiry report on the bungled Special Action Force (SAF) operation that cost the lives of 44 elite police commandos.
Asked if those responsible for vetoing a reborn Rangers being parachuted back into the top flight now regret their stance McCoist said: "Knowing the pigheadedness of some of the people involved, no they won't.
There are as many thoughtful, emotionally intelligent young people out there after all, as there are oldsters so shot through with prejudice and pigheadedness that they are as astute as a bag of meringues.