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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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And, finally, his engagement with people and ideas showed an ideal mixture of tenderness, solidarity, hardheadedness, forthrightness, trustworthiness, and transparency to and enduring joy in the gospel.
They are content to be the party of hardheadedness and--in perception and sometimes reality--hardheartedness.
Along with the singular quality of his prose, Mencken's habits of mind - the skepticism and hardheadedness and unfailing sense of appreciation and pleasure - are good habits for anyone caught up in the raucous carnival of American life.
Such neglect indicates for me the sad climate of criticism which, in all its theoretical sophistication, has not begun to think through the implications of much recent poetry or, in its virulent skepticism and militant hardheadedness, cannot reconcile itself to the province of myth.
Indeed, if it were not for his hardheadedness, Christmas may also have been able to allow Joanna Burden to shape him into her idea of a "civilized negro.
Others, including some in business circles, instead interpret his action as hardheadedness and say it shows a blatant disregard for community sentiment.
Managers who pride themselves on objectivity and hardheadedness are understandably reluctant to give up being guided entirely by "the numbers.
Her apparent hardheadedness, which so attracts Brack, is no more than a mask for insecurity.
It became a moment where preparation and sheer hardheadedness truly paid off.
Fischel, however, gives us hints throughout the text that something more than a hardheadedness about human motivations and a faith in markets animates his glowing portrait of American local government.
Moral ideals may be decisive for the personal consciences of private citizens, but they compromise the hardheadedness policymakers need for an effective foreign policy.
Clearly, the gene for hardheadedness was passed from mother to son.
We're grateful that the hardheadedness of the MTA over the last few months has found a softer heart.
Noynoy's hardheadedness (matigas ang ulo) has brought him trouble.