pigheaded

adjective pig·head·ed \ ˈpig-ˌhe-dəd \

Definition of pigheaded

: willfully or perversely unyielding : obstinate

pigheadedly

adverb

pigheadedness

noun

Examples of pigheaded in a Sentence

  1. He was too pigheaded to listen to my suggestion.

  2. the kind of pigheaded person who seems to believe that facts only confuse an issue

First Known Use of pigheaded

1637


PIGHEADED Defined for English Language Learners

pigheaded

adjective

Definition of pigheaded for English Language Learners

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


PIGHEADED Defined for Kids

pigheaded

adjective pig·head·ed \ ˈpig-ˈhe-dəd \

Definition of pigheaded for Students

: very stubborn She was too pigheaded to listen.


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