bullheaded

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020 Even the most bullheaded authorities will occasionally acknowledge this. Mark Leibovich, Star Tribune, "Trump's illness is a lesson in humility for a man, and an era, that needs it," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bullheaded

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Bullheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullheaded. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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bullheaded

adjective

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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