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hardheaded

1. Inflexible; stubborn; overly willful or obstinate. Also written as "hard-headed." Our son is so hardheaded. Once he's made up his mind about something, there's no way anyone can change it! We've got a hard-headed new boss in the office who thinks her way of doing things is the only correct one.
2. Very practical and shrewd; not concerned with or influenced by emotions. Also written as "hard-headed." We've hired a consultant to give us a hardheaded analysis of the company's future.

hardheaded

mod. stubborn. Anybody that hardheaded is going to have trouble with everybody.
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Hard headed business people in the insurance sector recognise the increase in adverse weather incidents.
By the way, F of Blaydon, I am not, as you assume, a soft southerner, I'm simply a hard headed realist from Tyneside who can actually see the nonsense of this proposal.
They may protest that television does not affect viewers' behaviours but the hard headed business people who spend millions on "commercials" know differently.
In addition, he is not a hard headed man or old fashioned but instead he is very open-minded.
I have no doubt the powers that be will have considered this but the cruise line owners are hard headed business people, they will not let us give their passengers any problems, and if we do not get it right first time we may find it very hard to get their trade.
Traditionalists would rather youngsters just said "no", but surely hard headed advice about contraception is better than yet another playground pregnancy.
Dear Editor, The hard headed Stern report presents a devastating analysis of the economic consequences of doing nothing over global warming, whilst, despite all the rhetoric, UK emissions are in fact rising.
This is not a matter of a "liberal" faith standing in hard headed opposition to simple religious folk.
The test is basically a commonsense test of whether a hard headed business person would have incurred the expenses.
We have found that solid attention to basic underwriting, hard headed credit analysis, and determination have enabled us to obtain excellent results for our borrowers.
That included a Hard Headed Woman or two who convinced her Little Sister (who was over 18 of course) to, "Don't Be Cruel.