Definition of mulish
: unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate
Examples of mulish in a Sentence
She approached the job with mulish determination.
a mulish insistence on doing things his own way
Recent Examples of mulish from the Web
Although the Democrat who defeated him, Sheldon Whitehouse, is not considered unfriendly to the environment, Chafee's ouster has to please Sen. James Inhofe, the mulish Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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Origin and Etymology of mulish
First Known Use: 1751See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of mulish
MULISH Defined for English Language Learners
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
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