mul|ish [ˈmju:lıʃ] adj written
refusing to do something or agree to something, in an unreasonable way
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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 — 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, Harry Kurt Victor — (1927– )    Writer. Mulish is among the most widely read postwar authors of the Netherlands. World War II is an important theme in his work, which can be ex plained by the fact that his father collaborated with the Nazis, while his mother was a… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

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

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