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1. Stubborn; willful.
2. Realistic; pragmatic.

hard′head′ed·ly adv.
hard′head′ed·ness n.


or hard′-head′ed,

1. not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
2. obstinate; stubborn; willful.
hard′head′ed•ly, adv.
hard′head′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hardheaded - unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
2.hardheaded - 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"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"


2. Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:


a. obstinado-a, terco-a, testarudo-a.
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Second, the refugee crisis is further moving the European Union down a slippery slope, with more and more member states not seeing the European Union as a community of values and solidarity, but hardheadedly evaluating their own membership in terms of tangible costs and benefits.
ISLAMABAD -- Responding to Pakistan TehreekeInsaf's (PTI) hardheadedly pursuing its shutdown agenda, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday sounded unequivocal when he said that the dialogue and the demonstrations just could not go together.