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Definition of "hardheaded" []

  • Stubborn; willful. (adjective)
  • Realistic; pragmatic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hardheaded" in a sentence
  • "ZAKARIA: It's a difficult question because McCain used to be more of a kind of hardheaded, pragmatic Republican, the type of Henry Kissinger or Brent Scowcroft."
  • "ZAKARIA: But there's also a part of it that has to do with foreign policy, where the Republican Party that you served under seemed to stand for something very coherent, a kind of hardheaded internationalism, engagement, pragmatism."
  • "Such decisions were a kind of hardheaded practicality he'd picked up from his father without really noticing he had done so."