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or hard-headed

[hahrd-hed-id] /ˈhɑrdˈhɛd ɪd/
not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
obstinate; stubborn; willful.
Origin of hardheaded
First recorded in 1575-85
Related forms
hardheadedly, adverb
hardheadedness, noun
1. astute, realistic, pragmatic, cool, down-to-earth. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were fond of me after the manner of hardheaded, practical people; they had more reason than heart in their affection for me.

  • But Tobin was a hardheaded man, and the sadness stuck in his skin.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • The son of the hardheaded father came out at a crisis; and not too highhandedly: he could hear an opposite argument to the end.

  • We pride ourselves upon being realistic, desiring a hardheaded cognizance of facts, and devoted to mastering the means of life.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • Dad's either too hardheaded or has not enough religion to own up to a fault.

    Around Old Bethany Robert Lee Berry

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