hardheaded

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adjective hard·head·ed \ˈhärd-ˈhe-dəd\

Definition of hardheaded

  1. 1 :  stubborn, willful

  2. 2 :  concerned with or involving practical considerations :  sober, realistic some hardheaded advice a hardheaded observer of winds and tides

hardheadedly

adverb

hardheadedness

noun

Examples of hardheaded in a Sentence

  1. He was always hardheaded about getting his way.

  2. We need to take a more hardheaded approach to these problems.

  3. She gave him some hardheaded advice.

Recent Examples of hardheaded from the Web

  • The charismatic Tuzman, intoxicated by meetings with President Clinton and airtime on CNN, ultimately sacrifices his lifelong friendship with Herman for his hardheaded dreams of power and wealth.

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First Known Use of hardheaded

circa 1532


HARDHEADED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hardheaded for English Language Learners

  • : not willing to change ideas or opinions : very stubborn

  • : having or involving careful and practical thoughts and ideas that are not influenced by emotions : practical and realistic


HARDHEADED Defined for Kids

hardheaded

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adjective hard·head·ed \ˈhärd-ˈhe-dəd\

Definition of hardheaded for Students

  1. 1 :  stubborn 1

  2. 2 :  using or showing good judgment a hardheaded businessman



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