hardheaded vs mulish what difference

what is difference between hardheaded and mulish

English

Alternative forms

  • hard-headed

Etymology

hard +‎ headed

Adjective

hardheaded (comparative more hardheaded, superlative most hardheaded)

  1. Stubborn; wilful.
  2. Realistic; pragmatic.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:obstinate

Derived terms

  • hardheadedly
  • hardheadedness

Translations



English

Etymology

From mule +‎ -ish.

Adjective

mulish (comparative more mulish, superlative most mulish)

  1. Characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, or intractable
    • 1934 George Orwell, Burmese Days:
      [] a rickety verdigrised geyser which would spit two inches of tepid water into the bath and then mulishly stop working.”

Synonyms

  • stubborn as a mule
  • See also Thesaurus:obstinate

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