from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being unteachable; absence of docility.
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Generally speaking, passive resistance, unteachableness and obstinacy, but not insurrectionary energy, increase rapidly with age.
He takes their unteachableness for granted, remarking complacently that an hour of recreation 'was taken up in innocent mirth between my wife and daughters, and in philosophical arguments between my son and me,' as if 'innocent mirth' were as much as he could reasonably expect from such inferior beings as a wife and daughters must necessarily be.
The bull is the symbol of irritability and unteachableness, who will not be easily yoked or led and who is the incarnation of lust and passion.
In deepest humility and shame, yet with the profound consolation of repentance, he would return to the Master and bemoan his unteachableness.
Confess the impurity of your motives; all the evil that you feel or that you don't feel; your hard-heartedness, your blindness, your unteachableness.
It is small pleasure to them to see upon your souls (in the sad effects) such blindness, and hard-heartedness and carelessness, and presumption; such wilfulness in evil, and such unteachableness and stiffness against the ways of life and peace.