Hard-headed



[hahrd-hed-id] /ˈhɑrdˈhɛd ɪd/

adjective
1.
not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
2.
obstinate; stubborn; willful.
adjective
1.
tough, realistic, or shrewd; not moved by sentiment
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) stubborn; obstinate
adj.

also hardheaded, 1580s, “stubborn,” from hardhead “dull person” (1510s), from hard + head (n.). Meaning “practical” is attested from 1779.

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