Definition of mulish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːlɪʃ/


Resembling or likened to a mule in being stubborn: a mulish expression
More example sentences
  • Instead, you feel a stubborn, almost mulish insistence that this, and this alone, was exactly how each painting was always going to turn out.
  • Her voice was soft but stubborn, her mulish chin set.
  • The moodiness, mischievousness and mulish recalcitrance we see in all our favorite appliances comprise much of what it means to be a human born after AD 1400.



Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːlɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • But in the past year, Labour was mulishly refusing to admit that anything was wrong anywhere in its vicinity.
  • And I really can't see why we can't use it,’ Kitty said, turning to Alexia and setting her jaw mulishly.
  • She mulishly turned her head away from him, making him smirk.


Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːlɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • Editorialising on the President's acceptance speech, the New York Times also focused on his self-congratulating mulishness.
  • But some will see the U.S. position as more American mulishness.
  • Auden was stressing a moral difficulty of war, which is exactly what Orwell, in a fit of mulishness, claimed he had failed to do.

Words that rhyme with mulish

coolish, foolish, ghoulish

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Line breaks: mul¦ish

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