bull·​head·​ed | \ ˈbu̇l-ˈhe-dəd also ˈbəl- How to pronounce bullheaded (audio) \

Definition of bullheaded

: stupidly stubborn : headstrong

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Other Words from bullheaded

bullheadedly adverb
bullheadedness noun

Examples of bullheaded in a Sentence

a bullheaded boss who won't take advice from anyone a bullheaded government official who refused to bend the rules even just a little bit
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First Known Use of bullheaded

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bullheaded was in 1818

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16 Feb 2020

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“Bullheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullheaded. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bullheaded

chiefly US, disapproving : not willing to change an opinion, plan, etc. : very stubborn in a foolish or annoying way

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