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pigheadedness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pigheadedness

  1. a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion <thanks to your pigheadedness we missed our only chance to buy the house at a reasonable price> Synonyms bullheadedness, doggedness, hardheadedness, intransigence, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinateness, opinionatedness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, obstinacy, self-opinionatedness, self-will, stubbornness, willfulnessRelated Words anal-retentiveness, perverseness, perversity, waywardness, wrongheadedness; adamancy (also adamance), determination, implacability, inexorability, inflexibility, inveteracy, perseverence, persistence, persistency, relentlessness, resolve, single-mindedness, steadfastness, stick-to-itiveness, tenaciousness, tenacity; firmness, hardness, rigor, rigorousness, sternness, strictness; narrow-mindedness, rigidity, rigidness; bloody-mindedness [chiefly British], cantankerousness, contrariness, cussedness; balkiness, contumacy, defiance, disobedience, frowardness, immovability, immovableness, insubordination, intractibility, obstreperousness, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, refractoriness, unrulinessNear Antonyms broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, reasonability, reasonableness, receptiveness, receptivity; acceptance, acquiescence, flexibility, pliability, pliableness, pliancy, pliantness; compliance, docility, obedience, subordinateness, subordination; submission, surrender, willingness, yielding; slavishness, subservience, subserviency




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