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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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Although it has gained the traction of respect from the Filipino people, hindi ma-sustain 'yung momentum (the momentum cannot be sustained) because every now and then, may mga pulis na talagang matigas (there are hard headed policemen),' he added.
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.
The text is an endeavor in hard headed realism that notes the best and worst of today's world.
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.
Ug gahi ilang ulo, mas gahi among ulo aron atubangon sila (If the drug pushers are hard headed, we are more hard-headed in facing them), he added.
Street Fighter Alpha resurrects classic, but not forgotten favorites from the original Street Fighter arcade game, including the hard headed English brawler, Birdie, and Adon, who specialize in Muy Thai fighting.