mulish


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Synonyms for mulish

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Synonyms for mulish

unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

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He should have been better before the end of term, but mulish refusal to visit the doctor or take time off work until too late, means he is still coughing, sneezing and buying up the world's Vitamin C stocks.
CALVIC took advantage of a mulish display from favourite Whitford Don to win his third race of the season at Plumpton yesterday.
The Sheikh Mohammed-owned colt was mulish before that contest but dug deep where it mattered to beat a good yardstick in the Neville Callaghan-trained Tranquil Sky.
The horse is well known to be difficult and was mulish going down tothe start, '' explained stipendiary steward William Nunneley.
He may see this as showing conviction but some of us suspect mulish stubbornness, not to mention arrogance, in the face of unpalatable facts.
This would be in professional appreciation for the mulish persistence Of a veteran journalist in the undeterrable pursuit of a slender story.
But the same mulish recalcitrants will do a wonderful work if they are allowed their own little backyards of independence and private property, where they can be "every inch a king" and express their destiny by raising cabbages and tomatoes to their hearts' desire.
the grace of the unspoken, spoken in movement, the hand reaches, the blanket is wrapped around, the arms hold this daily mulish grace, without which we do not choose to continue, and if we find this, we have something of our own.
Carroll has identified the mulish metamorphosis as a symptom of semantic confusion: the "puzzles which Shakespeare stresses in his comedies [occur] where language and action relentlessly pursue logic into paradox.
I would like to ask the clown who came up with this longevity tidbit what's the difference between keeling over from shoveling snow and going to your reward from trying to start and operate a mulish, clattering, smoking, no-good piece of junk.
Yet there is a mulish tendency to judge capitalism by its necessarily imperfect real-world outcomes, while judging socialism as a textbook theory that has never been properly implemented.
While his reluctant Admirable Art was kicking his punters in the pocket with a mulish display in the Brighton Mile, owner Dudley Morgan revealed the seven-year-old had done far worse to Carroll.
Clint Eastwood rescues nun Shirley MacLaine in south-of-the-border saga played out to Ennio Morricone's mulish music.
David Cameron lowered his stature in the eyes of Pakistanis due to his mulish stance of not regretting over his thoughtless statement he made in India.
He can be a little bit mulish at the start, but that is just him.