Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being pig-headed; stupid perversity or obstinacy.
“Cecil Rhodes, speaking of what would have obtained but for the pig-headedness of George III., and of what will obtain when England and the United States are united, said, "No cannon would ... be fired on either hemisphere but by permission of the English race.”
“Mitsuya has a younger brother, estranged from him due to his “girly” dress work, and Ageha tries to bring the two of them together, demonstrating two of the essential shojo heroine characteristics: care for others, so a desire to prevent them from being in painful situations, and pig-headedness.”
“But I don't find it outside the realm of possibility that her health providers might have become frustrated at her pig-headedness and just given up.”
“But complaining about taxes strikes me as the worst sort of whiny, pig-headedness.”
“Then there is Iran, a regime that President Obama spent his first years in office trying to court on the theory that only the pig-headedness of his predecessor had prevented an earlier rapprochement.”
“If ever there was an argument against the pig-headedness and jingoistic behavior of Arizona, these two places would be it.”
“As you say, ideological pig-headedness doesn't help.”
“This is racing united only in arrogance, complacency and sheer pig-headedness.”
“Talking could easily keep the innocent from suffering because of our pig-headedness and bully mentality.”
“When it comes to a film from directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, this self-professed pig-headedness is a familiar feeling.”
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