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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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Pialago has warned "pasaways" or hardheaded motorists that they could be ticketed more than thrice a day.
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He called on drug dealers and dependents not to be 'hardheaded' and to mend their ways as the Philippine National Police continues with its campaign against illegal drugs.
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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, MMC traffic committee head, said it is time to increase the fines against some hardheaded motorists, citing the economic lost of the country due to the worsening traffic congestion.
(Serge) Osmena is correct in saying that he is hardheaded," Ejercito said in a text message to reporters.
He was referring to Osmena's radio interview over the weekend where he blasted Aquino for being hardheaded and for his refusal to take responsibility for the Mamasapano operation last January 25 that left 44 elite policemen dead.
I think now a lot of people who consider themselves liberals, even "hardheaded" liberals who are willing to ask new questions, cling to some of the social programs as sort of the last evidence that they are on the side of the angles with regard to blacks.
Auletta: You mentioned earlier that hardheaded liberals were searching for fresh solutions.
OsmeAa said he could only hope that the President would do the right thing since Aquino has a tendency to be "hardheaded."
"You know the President is hardheaded. He stands by his friends, which is not good.