Definition of bullheaded in English:



  • Determined in an obstinate and unthinking way.

    ‘a bullheaded belief that she is right’
    • ‘Nick is also insensitive, chauvinistic, bullheaded and crass.’
    • ‘But stigma is an understandable attempt to deal with the fact that people do all kinds of lousy or naive or bullheaded things.’
    • ‘New London may have proceeded in a bullheaded fashion, and ideally voters can evict officeholders who behave that way.’
    • ‘Yes, weak, that was the only word Adam could think of to describe what this strong, bullheaded teenager looked like at that particular moment.’
    • ‘You Americans can be bullheaded, stupid and crazy.’
    • ‘I'm very bullheaded, I get too fired-up about stuff, and it was apparent I needed to step away from that role.’
    • ‘But it is more tragic when someone dies because they have nowhere to go, than when only their own bullheaded stupidity is to blame.’
    • ‘They are bullheaded enough, hard-line enough for their own ideological prejudices to carry the day in the end.’
    • ‘If we back down, we'll lose credibility, but if we go to war we'll look like bullheaded unilateralists.’
    • ‘All they have is their stubborn bullheaded desire to one-up each other.’
    • ‘Given the bullheaded quality of recent events, this looks pretty scary to the rest of the world.’
    • ‘Indeed, his serial attacks on certain subjects, be they flowering trees or allegories of encroaching blindness, suggest a bullheaded tenacity.’
    • ‘Beef producers are bullheaded in recommending beef and beefing up scientific evidences to prove their point.’
    • ‘I might be bullheaded and a little rash, but I'm not stupid, Harry.’
    • ‘Next, they should - to paraphrase Shakespeare - kill all the consultants (and, while they're at it, do away with the bullheaded pollsters, too).’
    • ‘Mike was bullheaded and he was gonna do it his way.’
    • ‘But, hard work and a bullheaded attitude pay off in the long run.’
    • ‘With minimal finger-pointing, The Syrian Bride is a beautifully shot story that makes both sides of the conflict look equally bullheaded.’
    • ‘As quiet as he is off the ice, he's a stubborn, bullheaded Irishman when they blow the whistle to start the game.’
    • ‘Within the sanctified walls of Burton Snowboards, which puts on the U.S. Open, the posture toward the Olympics remains more bullheaded than bullish.’
    stubborn, headstrong, wilful, unyielding, inflexible, unbending, intransigent, intractable, obdurate, mulish, stubborn as a mule, pig-headed, bull-headed, self-willed, strong-minded, strong-willed, contrary, perverse, recalcitrant, refractory, uncooperative, unmanageable, cross-grained, stiff-necked, stiff, rigid, steely, iron-willed, uncompromising, implacable, relentless, unrelenting, unpersuadable, immovable, unmalleable, unshakeable, inexorable, with one's feet dug in, with one's toes dug in, persistent, persevering, tenacious, pertinacious, dogged, single-minded, adamant, firm, steadfast, determined
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