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Related to hardheadedness: bothering, outsized, smart-alecky, sedulously


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

hard′head′ed·ly adv.
hard′head′ed·ness n.
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Fernandez's role in all of it remains a mystery, he was not even booked at the time, he has indeed been excellent on the pitch for the Swans since signing and comes across as a rather mild-mannered figure lacking even the brutishness and hardheadedness that often marks a good centre-back.
One only needs to read a few of Johnson's works to realize that he could have had no idea of the political enormities and nightmares that lay in the future, in the much heralded "age of progress and rationality'' foretold by French philosophers the likes of Voltaire and Rousseau, whom Johnson so despised for their impiety and hardheadedness.
The owners of the land have already agreed to sell the area to me but the council's hardheadedness is holding up what could be an aid to reducing its costs.
Pollack's hard-headed liberal internationalism could stand a few degrees more of hardheadedness.
The same hardheadedness that required his wife to intervene in canceling a television interview is a stubbornness the U.
The ostensible hardheadedness of this line bears a resemblance to the ideological decoding fashionable in the 1930s and '40s, and again today; but Burke wears a more genial face than the Marxist or Foucauldian one.