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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Stubborn; willful.
  • adj. Realistic; pragmatic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Stubborn; wilful.
  • adj. Realistic; pragmatic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd; practical and pragmatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shrewd; intelligent or clearheaded and firm; not easily deceived or humbugged: as, a hard-headed politician.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
  • adj. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

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