hardheaded

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


Origin:
1575–85

hardheadedly, adverb
hardheadedness, noun


1. astute, realistic, pragmatic, cool, down-to-earth.
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hardheaded definition


  1. mod.
    stubborn. : Anybody that hardheaded is going to have trouble with everybody.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
In his hardheaded view, barbarian invasions cleaned up stagnant and oppressive
  regimes.
They have to look out for each others' best interest even if there is a
  hardheaded leader in the way.
The reform environment they find themselves in is both softhearted and
  hardheaded.
But the speed of modernization in the past century may have carried away even
  the hardheaded forecasters amongst us.
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