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hardheaded

[hahrd-hed-id] /ˈhɑrdˈhɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
2.
obstinate; stubborn; willful.
Also, hard-headed.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85
Related forms
hardheadedly, adverb
hardheadedness, noun
Synonyms
1. astute, realistic, pragmatic, cool, down-to-earth.
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  • 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.
  • Such points have been made before, but rarely by such hardheaded members of the academic establishment.
  • They raise no doubt, however, about the hardheaded approach to knowledge taken by the government officials present.
  • Complex stories call for journalists who are both hardheaded and clear thinking.
  • Decisions about going to war are, in the end, hardheaded ones.
  • If the movie eventually turns to mush, its hardheaded performances tug against the sentimentality.
  • The test is whether a hardheaded businessman would have incurred the expense for his or her own business.

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