mulish

  • 1 Mulish — Mul ish (m[=u]l [i^]sh), a. Like a mule; sullen; stubborn. {Mul ish*ly}, adv. {Mul ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 mulish — index inflexible, intractable, obdurate, pertinacious, recalcitrant, restive, uncontrollable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Willia …

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  • 3 mulish — (adj.) 1751, from MULE (Cf. mule) (1) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Mulishly; mulishness …

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  • 4 mulish — *obstinate, dogged, stubborn, pertinacious, stiff necked, pigheaded, bullheaded Analogous words: headstrong, intractable, recalcitrant, refractory, ungovernable, *unruly: fixed, set (see SET) …

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  • 5 mulish — [adj] obstinate adamant, bullheaded, dead set on*, dogged, firm, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, inflexible, intractable, obdurate, opinionated, persistent, pigheaded*, recalcitrant, relentless, single minded, steadfast, strong minded,… …

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  • 6 mulish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stubborn (like a mule) …

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  • 7 mulish — [myo͞o′lish] adj. like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc. mulishly adv. mulishness n …

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  • 8 mulish — mul|ish [ˈmju:lıʃ] adj written refusing to do something or agree to something, in an unreasonable way = ↑stubborn ▪ a mulish look …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 mulish — adjective refusing to do something or agree to something in an unreasonable way; stubborn: mulish obstinacy mulishly adverb mulishness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 mulish — adjective Etymology: 1mule Date: 1751 unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate Synonyms: see obstinate • mulishly adverb • mulishness noun …

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  • 11 mulish — mulishly, adv. mulishness, n. /myooh lish/, adj. of or like a mule, as being very stubborn, obstinate, or intractable. [1745 55; MULE1 + ISH1] * * * …

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  • 12 mulish — adjective Characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, or intractable Syn: stubborn as a mule …

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  • 13 mulish — Synonyms and related words: asinine, balking, balky, bigoted, bovid, bovine, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, caprid, caprine, case hardened, cowish, cowlike, deerlike, dogged, dogmatic, equestrian, equine, fanatic, fixed, goatish, goatlike …

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  • 14 mulish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. obstinate, stubborn, headstrong. See obstinacy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. opinionated, headstrong, stubborn; see obstinate 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. obstinate, headstrong. see stubborn …

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  • 15 mulish — mul·ish || mjuːlɪʃ adj. stubborn as a mule, obstinate, unwilling to yield or comply …

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  • 16 mulish — [ mju:lɪʃ] adjective stubborn (like a mule). Derivatives mulishly adverb mulishness noun …

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  • 17 mulish — a. Stubborn, obstinate, headstrong, cross grained, intractable …

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  • 18 mulish — adj 1. stubborn, obstinate, pervicacious, pig headed, obdurate, headstrong, willful, strong willed, self willed; intransigent, uncompromising, irreconcilable, unyielding, unbending; hard line, determined, rigid, inflexible, dogged, pertinacious,… …

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  • 19 mulish — mul·ish …

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  • 20 mulish — mul•ish [[t]ˈmyu lɪʃ[/t]] adj. unyieldingly stubborn; obdurate • Etymology: 1745–55 mul′ish•ly, adv. mul′ish•ness, n …

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