hardheadedness

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

adjective
1. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack 
2. guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics" 
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