mulish

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adjective mul·ish \ˈmyü-lish\

Definition of mulish

  1. :  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

1mule

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

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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

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adjective mul·ish \ˈmyü-lish\

Definition of mulish for Students

  1. :  stubborn 1

mulishly

adverb


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