hardheadedness


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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.
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"I think, finally, I got out of my hardheadedness as far as challenging guys, falling behind in counts and kind of giving in," Lester said.
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The ostensibly spiritual King approached Bobby Kennedy with a hardheadedness that the pragmatic Kennedy would have admired.
Praying for Kulsoom Nawaz's healthy recovery, Fawad Choudhary said that we pray for healthy and early recovery of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and added that we must also do justice with the millions of voters who are lacking representation only because of House Sharif's self-will and hardheadedness.
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Lou has just enough discipline when it matters to make me proud of everything we've worked on, and so far he doesn't have the hardheadedness that Cali had at the same age--although there is no denying he has the advantage of a more structured life and more regular training.
hardheadedness, forced to examine the subject in somewhat greater
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