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1. Stubborn; willful.
2. Realistic; pragmatic.
1. not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
2. obstinate; stubborn; willful.
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|Adj.||1.||hardheaded - unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack|
|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"
1. Tenaciously unwilling to yield:
a. obstinado-a, terco-a, testarudo-a.