hard-headed
hardheaded hard"head`ed, hard-headed hard"-head`ed, a. Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd; practical and pragmatic. -- {Hard"-head`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • hard-headed — also hardheaded, 1580s, “stubborn,” from hardhead “dull person” (1510s), from HARD (Cf. hard) + HEAD (Cf. head). Meaning “practical” is attested from 1779 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hard-headed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tough and realistic. DERIVATIVES hard headedly adverb hard headedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hard-headed — adjective 1. ) able to make judgments and decisions in a practical way, without being influenced by emotions 2. ) unwilling to change your mind or your behavior …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard-headed — ADJ GRADED You use hard headed to describe someone who is practical and determined to get what they want or need, and who does not allow emotions to affect their actions. ...a hard headed and shrewd businesswoman... They are taking a hard headed… …   English dictionary

  • hard-headed — adjective practical and able to make difficult decisions without letting your emotions affect your judgment: a hard headed business tycoon hard headedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard-headed — adj 1. practical, shrewd, cool, cool headed, rational, level headed; sensible, well balanced, sound, sane, clear headed, resourceful; sharp, sharp witted, keen, acute, discerning, clear thinking, alert, aware, astute, judicious, sagacious, wise.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hard-headed — adjective tough and realistic. Derivatives hard headedly adverb hard headedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • hard-headed — /ˈhad hɛdəd / (say hahd heduhd) adjective not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd. –hard headedly, adverb –hard headedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hard-headed — adj. practical, realistic; not sentimental. Derivatives: hard headedly adv. hard headedness n …   Useful english dictionary

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