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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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So this was a hard-headed decision to get Martin McGuinness to speak to a substantially Warrington audience, to explain his history perhaps, to talk about his present position on the arms struggle, and obviously I'll speak first, so I'll set the tone - it's an audacious event.
It combined his vision of a booming Scotland, where youth unemployment is a thing of the past, with a hard-headed understanding of how to achieve it.
But I am a pro-European of the hard-headed rather than romantic variety because I am also clear about the limits to what can be politically and economically sustained.
Financial matters aside, what is required is strong leadership and backing from those in charge both on and off the field together with a realisation that nostalgia for a Waterloo that has passed is no substitute for some hard-headed thinking that will take the club forward in the future.
To make sure that we succeed, we have to take tough, gritty, hard-headed decisions about making sure that there is a greater unity of purpose about what we are doing here.
He'd be treated like a god, not a dog, and would be a welcome influence in a dressing-room not over-burdened with hard-headed professionals.
If the role of Aunt Missy, Purlie's hard-headed sister-in-law, had been a tad larger, or if Loretta Devine had been a slightly less generous actress, she might have owned this show.
Mr O'Brien said: "We took the hard-headed view that it would be better to have Gaddafi ending his association with terrorism and his development of weapons of mass destruction and that the process involved talking to him and convincing him of that.
The Bush administration is right to demand hard-headed, businesslike approaches to finding the most effective solutions to bring positive change in the lives of the poor.
No doubt about it, they all loved Bill Clinton - normally sensible and hard-headed women being the first casualties.
The hard-headed promoter has been closely involved in the 24 years of the club and believes that, with the strictest ever safety checks now in force, the noble art is fighting fit and ready to face the new millennium.
Here's a hard-headed yet moving book about work in the nation's forests.
Britain must take a hard-headed and long-term approach to intervening in the Iraq crisis or the problems there will "hit us at home", David Cameron has said.
HE'S a hard-headed politician but Peter Robinson still got a crash helmet on yesterday when he got in a race car.
Instead, there will be a 'clear hard-headed recognition' of where families are going wrong.