adamant, bullheaded, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inconvincible, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, ossified, pat, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, self-opinionated, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful);
deaf to reason;
HARD-NOSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hard-nosed for English Language Learners
: very tough
: not influenced by emotions : practical and realistic
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