hardheaded

adjective hard·head·ed \ ˈhärd-ˈhe-dəd \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of hardheaded

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.

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First Known Use of hardheaded

circa 1532

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

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

Definition of hardheaded for Students

1 : stubborn 1
2 : using or showing good judgment
  • a hardheaded businessman


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