mulish

Part of speech: adjective

Like a mule; stubborn.

Part of speech: adverb

Mulishly.

Part of speech: noun

Mulishness.

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Usage examples "mulish":

  1. He storms and bullies and derides; but she stands up to him so ruthlessly that the Colonel has to ask her from time to time to be kinder to Higgins; and it is the only request of his that brings a mulish expression into her face. - "Pygmalion", George Bernard Shaw.
  2. Only be not stiff- necked when the truth begins to draw thee: thou wilt find it hard if she has to go behind and drive thee- hard to kick against the divine goads, which, be thou ever so mulish, will be too much for thee at last. - "Paul Faber, Surgeon", George MacDonald.
  3. This was the first she had heard of Mona's hatred, though she certainly had not needed Mrs. Gereth to tell her that in close quarters that young lady would prove secretly mulish. - "The Spoils of Poynton", Henry James.