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Words used to describe someone who is stubborn and narrow-minded - thesaurus

Synonyms

stubborn

adjective

a stubborn person is not willing to change their ideas or to consider anyone else’s reasons or arguments

narrow

adjective

limited in the way that you look at things and not willing to consider other ideas

conservative

adjective

not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society

intolerant

adjective

not willing to accept behaviour, beliefs, or opinions that are different from your own

narrow-minded

adjective

disliking or not interested in ideas or cultures different from your own

opinionated

adjective

someone who is opinionated has very strong opinions that they refuse to change even when they are clearly unreasonable

inflexible

adjective

not willing to change your ideas, beliefs, or decisions

closed

adjective

not willing to consider the ideas, opinions, or beliefs of other people or groups

rigid

adjective

not willing to change your ideas, attitudes, opinions etc

bloody-minded

adjective

Britishinformal deliberately refusing to accept that you are not completely right about something, in a way that is not helpful to other people and annoys them

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adamant

adjective

determined not to change your belief or decision about something

bigot

noun

someone who is bigoted

bigoted

adjective

someone who is bigoted has opinions that most people think are unreasonable, especially about politics, race, or religion, and refuses to consider other people’s opinions

blinkered

adjective

blinkered opinions or attitudes are very limited, conservative, and often old-fashioned

blue-rinse

adjective

Britishhumorous used about a particular type of older woman when you want to emphasize her traditional conservative values

close-minded

adjective

not willing to try new things or consider other opinions

cussed

adjective

informal old-fashioned not willing to be reasonable

dyed-in-the-wool

adjective

unwilling to change your opinions or beliefs because you are certain they are correct

hard-core

adjective

very determined and completely unwilling to change your opinions or your behaviour

hard-headed

adjective

unwilling to change your mind or your behaviour

hardline

adjective

strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them

headstrong

adjective

determined to do what you want even if other people warn you not to do it

hidebound

adjective

not willing to change habits or ideas

immovable

adjective

someone who is immovable has very fixed opinions or feelings which they refuse to change

implacable

adjective

having or expressing very angry or determined feelings that will not change

intractable

adjective

refusing to be persuaded, or refusing to deal in a friendly way with someone

intransigent

adjective

formal refusing to change your ideas or behaviour with no good reason

meat-and-potatoes

adjective

mainly Americaninformal with ordinary tastes and not liking anything unusual or complicated

neoconservative

adjective

relating to, or expressing, conservative views of the type that existed before the liberal times of the 1960s and 1970s

obdurate

adjective

very formal refusing to change your opinions or plans, in a way that does not seem reasonable

obstinate

adjective

not willing to be reasonable and change your plans, ideas, or behaviour

parochial

adjective

showing disapproval not interested in things that do not affect your local area directly

parochial

adjective

not willing to accept new ideas or methods

pigheaded

adjective

informal not willing to change your opinions or intentions, even when it is obvious that they are not right

reactionary

adjective

strongly opposed to any social or political change

self-willed

adjective

very determined to do what you want to do, even though other people argue with you

set

adjective

not willing to change your opinion or way of doing things

small-minded

adjective

not willing to change your opinions or ways of behaving

small-town

adjective

showing little interest in things that are not familiar or traditional

stiff-necked

adjective

very determined and not willing to change

stodgy

adjective

boring and not willing to try new things

stubborn

adjective

showing that you are not willing to listen or to change what you think

stubborn as a mule

very stubborn

stuffy

adjective

informal criticizing anyone whose behaviour is unusual

suburban

adjective

typical of the attitudes and way of life of people who live in the suburbs, which some people consider rather boring and conservative

thrawn

adjective

Scottish a thrawn person is stubborn and difficult to deal with

unadventurous

adjective

not interested in trying anything new or exciting

unbending

adjective

too strict, or unwilling to change your opinions or beliefs

unreconstructed

adjective

not changing your attitudes or beliefs, though many people believe a change would be good

wilful

adjective

determined to do what you want and not caring if you upset other people

willful

the American spelling of wilful

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