mulish

adjective mul·ish \ ˈmyü-lish \

Definition of mulish

:unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate

mulishly

adverb

mulishness

noun

Examples of mulish in a Sentence

  1. She approached the job with mulish determination.

  2. a mulish insistence on doing things his own way

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Origin and Etymology of mulish

Synonym Discussion of mulish

obstinate, dogged, stubborn, pertinacious, mulish mean fixed and unyielding in course or purpose. obstinate implies usually an unreasonable persistence.
    • an obstinate proponent of conspiracy theories
dogged suggests an admirable often tenacious and unwavering persistence.
    • pursued the story with dogged perseverance
stubborn implies sturdiness in resisting change which may or may not be admirable.
    • a person too stubborn to admit error
pertinacious suggests an annoying or irksome persistence.
    • a pertinacious salesclerk refusing to take no for an answer
mulish implies a thoroughly unreasonable obstinacy.
    • a mulish determination to have his own way

MULISH Defined for English Language Learners

mulish

adjective

Definition of mulish for English Language Learners

  • : refusing to do what other people want or to change your opinion or the way you do something : very stubborn


MULISH Defined for Kids

mulish

adjective mul·ish \ ˈmyü-lish \

Definition of mulish for Students

mulishly

adverb


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