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Definition 1: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hardheaded or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
  • a hard-nosed labor leader
  • completely practical in his approach to business
  • not ideology but pragmatic politics

Synonyms for hardheaded in the sense of this definition

(hardheaded is similar to ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

Definition 2: unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for hardheaded in the sense of this definition

(hardheaded is similar to ...) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

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