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hardheaded

or hard-head·ed

[hahrd-hed-id]
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adjective
  1. not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
  2. obstinate; stubborn; willful.

Origin of hardheaded

First recorded in 1575–85
Related formshard·head·ed·ly, adverbhard·head·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms

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1. astute, realistic, pragmatic, cool, down-to-earth.
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  • But Tobin was a hardheaded man, and the sadness stuck in his skin.

  • 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</p>

    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.


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