Archive for November 24, 2010

adjective: pig-headed

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Today, I have a nice short entry for you about the adjective “pig-headed”. It has the same meaning as the word “stubborn”, except that it’s more negative. If you’re not sure what the word “stubborn” means, it is used when we want to talk about a person who makes a decision about something and then refuses to change their mind about it no matter what.  Let me give you some examples:

My father is so pig-headed! He refuses to go see a doctor even though he’s very sick! I don’t know what to do with him!

My daughter has been wearing the same jeans for over a week now! I tried to ask her to let me wash them, but she absolutely won’t do it! She’s so pig-headed!

I don’t think we will be able to get a better deal in the negotiations. I’ve heard that the president of the company is very pig-headed.

Generally, we don’t call ourselves “pig-headed” because it sounds very negative. However, it’s ok if we call ourselves “stubborn”. Also, you don’t want to call another person “pig-headed” directly to their face because they might get angry.

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