hardhead

noun
hard·​head | \ˈhärd-ˌhed \

Definition of hardhead 

1a : a hardheaded person

b : blockhead

2 plural hardheads also hardhead : any of several fishes especially with a spiny or bony head especially : atlantic croaker

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Synonyms & Antonyms for hardhead

Synonyms

airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dum-dum, dumbbell, dumbhead, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo

Antonyms

brain, genius

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Examples of hardhead in a Sentence

a hardhead who has to learn every life lesson the hard way

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And there might have been a hardhead or two landed as well. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Bay food chain comes to life with tide change," 14 Apr. 2018 Cops are empiricist hardheads prone to mystical hunch. James Ellroy, Vanities, "James Ellroy’s Buzz M for Murder," 7 Oct. 2017 Mark your calendars, HARDheads, and check the teaser trailer below. Kat Bein, Billboard, "MTV Honors 10 Years of HARD With Documentary," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of hardhead

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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