adjective stubborn (like a mule).
mulishly adverb
mulishness noun

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  • Mulish — Mul ish (m[=u]l [i^]sh), a. Like a mule; sullen; stubborn. {Mul ish*ly}, adv. {Mul ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mulish — index inflexible, intractable, obdurate, pertinacious, recalcitrant, restive, uncontrollable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Willia …   Law dictionary

  • mulish — (adj.) 1751, from MULE (Cf. mule) (1) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Mulishly; mulishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • mulish — *obstinate, dogged, stubborn, pertinacious, stiff necked, pigheaded, bullheaded Analogous words: headstrong, intractable, recalcitrant, refractory, ungovernable, *unruly: fixed, set (see SET) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mulish — [adj] obstinate adamant, bullheaded, dead set on*, dogged, firm, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, inflexible, intractable, obdurate, opinionated, persistent, pigheaded*, recalcitrant, relentless, single minded, steadfast, strong minded,… …   New thesaurus

  • mulish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stubborn (like a mule) …   English terms dictionary

  • mulish — [myo͞o′lish] adj. like or characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, balky, etc. mulishly adv. mulishness n …   English World dictionary

  • mulish — mul|ish [ˈmju:lıʃ] adj written refusing to do something or agree to something, in an unreasonable way = ↑stubborn ▪ a mulish look …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mulish — adjective refusing to do something or agree to something in an unreasonable way; stubborn: mulish obstinacy mulishly adverb mulishness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mulish — adjective Etymology: 1mule Date: 1751 unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate Synonyms: see obstinate • mulishly adverb • mulishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mulish — mulishly, adv. mulishness, n. /myooh lish/, adj. of or like a mule, as being very stubborn, obstinate, or intractable. [1745 55; MULE1 + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

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