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[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. 2018.
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  • But Tobin was a hardheaded man, and the sadness stuck in his skin.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • 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
  • And she was glad to see that the hardheaded old miller was not much impressed by the man, either.

  • He was thorough, practical, and after he had cut his mountain teeth in the Peace River disaster, a hardheaded man at his work.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman

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