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: being tough, stubborn, or uncompromising
: hardheaded sense 2, tough-minded
adamant, adamantine, bullheaded, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inconvincible, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, ossified, pat, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, self-opinionated, self-willed, stiff-necked, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)
acquiescent, agreeable, amenable, compliant, complying, flexible, pliable, pliant, relenting, yielding
1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: very tough
: not influenced by emotions : practical and realistic
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