hardheaded


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hard·head·ed

 (härd′hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
1. Stubborn; willful.
2. Realistic; pragmatic.

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

hard′head′ed

or hard′-head′ed,



adj.
1. not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
2. obstinate; stubborn; willful.
[1575–85]
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"

hardheaded

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

hardheaded

a. obstinado-a, terco-a, testarudo-a.
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