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hardheaded

hard·head·ed

hardheaded

 
 
pronunciation:
hard he dihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not easily moved, manipulated, or duped; shrewd; pragmatic.
She was a hardheaded boss who would not hesitate to fire a worker immediately if she suspected slacking off.
synonyms:
hard-nosed, judicious, levelheaded, practical, pragmatic, sensible, shrewd, tough
similar words:
astute, keen, mulish, rational, sagacious, sound, wise
definition 2: not easily swayed or convinced; stubbornly rigid.
synonyms:
headstrong, intractable, obstinate, stubborn, tough, willful
antonyms:
flexible
similar words:
contrary, cross-grained, hard-bitten, inflexible, pertinacious, recalcitrant, refractory
derivations: hardheadedly (adv.), hardheadedness (n.)