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English adjective: hardheaded

1. hardheaded unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack


Similarobstinate, stubborn, unregenerate


2. hardheaded guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

SamplesA hardheaded appraisal of our position.
A hard-nosed labor leader.
Completely practical in his approach to business.
Not ideology but pragmatic politics.

Synonymshard-nosed, practical, pragmatic



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