pigheaded
adjective Date: 1620 willfully or perversely unyielding ; obstinatepigheadedly adverbpigheadedness noun

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  • pigheaded — index pertinacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pigheaded — (adj.) also pig headed, see PIG (Cf. pig) (n.) + HEADED (Cf. headed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pigheaded — *obstinate, stubborn, mulish, stiff necked, bullheaded, dogged, pertinacious Analogous words: headstrong, willful, recalcitrant, refractory (see UNRULY): *contrary, perverse, froward …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pigheaded — [adj] stubborn bullheaded, contrary, dense*, forward, headstrong, inflexible, insistent, intractable, mulish*, obstinate, perverse, recalcitrant, self willed, stiff necked, stupid*, unyielding, willful; concepts 404,542 Ant. flexible, reasonable …   New thesaurus

  • pigheaded — [pig′hed΄id] adj. stubborn; obstinate; mulish pigheadedly adv. pigheadedness n …   English World dictionary

  • pigheaded — adj. pigheaded of (that was pigheaded of him) * * * [ˌpɪg hedɪd] pigheaded of (that was pigheaded of him) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pigheaded — mod. stupidly stubborn. (From the notion that pigs are immovable.) □ You are unbelievably pigheaded! □ What a stupid pigheaded position to take …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pigheaded — {adj.} Stubborn; unwilling to compromise. * / Stop being so pigheaded! she cried. I, too, can be right sometimes! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pigheaded — {adj.} Stubborn; unwilling to compromise. * / Stop being so pigheaded! she cried. I, too, can be right sometimes! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pigheaded — pigheadedly, adv. pigheadedness, n. /pig hed id/, adj. stupidly obstinate; stubborn: pigheaded resistance. [1610 20; PIG1 + HEADED] Syn. bullheaded, mulish. * * * …   Universalium

  • pigheaded — pig|head|ed [ˌpıgˈhedıd] adj determined to do things the way you want and refusing to change your mind, even when there are good reasons to do so = ↑stubborn ▪ Never have I met a woman so obstinate, so pigheaded! >pigheadedness n [U] ▪ It was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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