hardheaded

or hard-head·ed

[ hahrd-hed-id ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈhɛd ɪd /

adjective

not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
obstinate; stubborn; willful.

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Origin of hardheaded

First recorded in 1575–85

OTHER WORDS FROM hardheaded

hard·head·ed·ly, adverbhard·head·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hardheaded

hard-headed

adjective

tough, realistic, or shrewd; not moved by sentiment
mainly US and Canadian stubborn; obstinate

Derived forms of hard-headed

hard-headedly, adverbhard-headedness, noun
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