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thickheaded

Line breaks: thick|head¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˌθɪkˈhɛdɪd
 
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Definition of thickheaded in English:

adjective

informal
Unintelligent; stupid: what a thickheaded business decision!
More example sentences
  • Members of our race are ignorant, stubborn, and thickheaded.
  • I tried getting through to you but you're too thickheaded!
  • I've seen the way he looked at you - or are you too thickheaded to notice it?

Derivatives

thickheadedness

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈhɛdɪdnɪs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Cushing's running commentary is sympathetic to Castro's revolution, but even he notes that ‘almost every designer has anecdotes of creative work thwarted by political inappropriateness or bureaucratic thickheadedness.’
  • He is openly contemptuous of democracy, falling back on arguments about the invincible thickheadedness of many people.
  • Ph.Ds, high IQs, and intellectual honors are not antidotes to thickheadedness.

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