Definition of Hardheaded

1. Adjective. Unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack.

Exact synonyms: Mulish
Similar to: Obstinate, Stubborn, Unregenerate
Derivative terms: Mulishness



2. Adjective. Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory. "Not ideology but pragmatic politics"
Exact synonyms: Hard-nosed, Practical, Pragmatic
Similar to: Realistic
Derivative terms: Practicality, Practice, Pragmatism

Definition of Hardheaded

1. a. Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd.

Definition of Hardheaded

1. Adjective. Stubborn; wilful. ¹

2. Adjective. Realistic; pragmatic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hardheaded

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hardheaded

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hardfisted
hardgoods
hardhack
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hardhanded
hardhandedness
hardhat
hardhats
hardheaded (current term)
hardheadedly
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hardhearted
hardheartedly
hardheartedness
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hardiest
hardihead
hardihood
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hardily
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Literary usage of Hardheaded

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1. Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time: His Cause, His Character, and True by Robert Henry Browne (1907)
""We are Presbyterians, you know, the hardheaded Scotch sect that has done ... They are as hardheaded in opinion, for illustration, as our hands are in this ..."

2. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger (2002)
"But although there are certainly times when hardheaded realism is called for, it limits focus to achieve a pragmatic goal. And that's no way to lead your ..."

3. The Conference Called by the Governor of Pennsylvania to Consider Ways and by Raymond Allen Pearson (1912)
"Tako the opinion of hardheaded, scientific men, who know about this trouble, just as you would the opinions of hardheaded business men. ..."

4. The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1907)
"... men who feared demagogues and the natural perversity of some human beings we insisted that time and bitter experience would teach the most hardheaded. ..."

5. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"During many years the Characteristics continued to be the Gospel of romantic and sentimental unbelievers, while the Gospel of coldblooded and hardheaded ..."

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