Definition of pig-headed in English:



  • Stupidly obstinate.

    ‘I was too pig-headed to listen’
    ‘a maddening, pig-headed child’
    • ‘But I'm not so pig-headed to say he was a terrible producer.’
    • ‘Why do they call him, variously, treacherous, untrustworthy, racist, pig-headed, short-sighted, dishonest, stupid and vicious?’
    • ‘Ali thanked her stars that Shawn was so stubborn and pig-headed.’
    • ‘He did know, he was just stubborn and pig-headed.’
    • ‘I reserve the right to ignore everyone's advice and be pig-headed.’
    • ‘In other words, many people will have given up in confusion, disenfranchised by the pig-headed insistence on the procedure by a Government which has turned what was once a simple, enjoyable experience into a bureaucratic nightmare.’
    • ‘The next time I see her I'll probably try and talk to her again just to be pig-headed.’
    • ‘I don't think I've ever met someone so pig-headed.’
    • ‘I am firm, you are obstinate, he is a pig-headed fool’
    • ‘They swarm in squalling packs on to the roads, heedless of the rush-hour traffic, defying drivers to confront their pig-headed rebellion against road safety.’
    • ‘Only a third-rate mafia would resort to such pig-headed tactics’
    • ‘In the long term they are probably right; too many of the acts of the senate over the years have been pig-headed, wilful and capricious and simply cannot be justified in a modern democracy.’
    • ‘When the government was properly formed submissions flowed in to cabinet and were rewritten in the ministers' offices, or by pig-headed ministers in the cabinet itself.’
    • ‘Once again last week, mothers were being held up as selfish and pig-headed for insisting on taking their children to school by car.’
    • ‘What keeps me going is a belief in the hospice movement, my pig-headed stubbornness and more recently, the advert for the Cancer Research Fund, which shows three girls playing in a meadow.’
    • ‘You're a stubborn, pig-headed, self-pitying man who's only thinking of himself and what will happen to him if his hands don't heal!’
    • ‘‘All you fighters are the same,’ his wife replied, ‘stupid and pig-headed and waiting to do everything at the last moment.’’
    • ‘As if on cue, her bedroom door burst open and Jeremy, the stubborn pig-headed nurse strode in, followed by the rest of his crew.’
    • ‘‘I can only think I got this nomination because I'm pig-headed,’ she says.’
    • ‘It's apparently far better to stick pig-headed to your original idea.’
    obstinate, stubborn, stubborn as a mule, mulish, bull-headed, obdurate, headstrong, self-willed, wilful, perverse, contrary, recalcitrant, refractory, stiff-necked
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