Crossword clues for hardheaded
The Collaborative International Dictionary
hardheaded \hard"head`ed\, hard-headed \hard"-head`ed\, a. Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd; practical and pragmatic. -- Hard"-head`ed*ness, n.
a. 1 stubborn; wilful. 2 realistic; pragmatic. alt. 1 stubborn; wilful. 2 realistic; pragmatic.
adj. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack [syn: mulish]
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics" [syn: hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic]
Usage examples of "hardheaded".
Baretti, who had known me at Aix, and had been the Marquis de Pries croupier, took me to see the Mazzoli, formerly a dancer, and then mistress to the Chevalier Raiberti, a hardheaded but honest man, who was then secretary for foreign affairs.
When Germany defaulted in deliveries of timber, the hardheaded French Premier, who had been the wartime President of France, ordered French troops to occupy the Ruhr.
Kremlin, for all the reputation they had of being suspicious, crafty and hardheaded, and despite all the evidence and all the warnings that stared them in the face, did not realize right up to the last moment that they were to be hit, and with a force which would almost destroy their nation.
The woman was attractive in a neat sort of way, a kissable mouth with strong white teeth she flashed in a brief smile, a pointed chin jutting at an angle that could only mean one thing: Someone as hardheaded as Faye Austin.
Obstinate, hardheaded, determined socialite, traveling the world at her own speed, unwilling to compromise her lifestyle in favor of some criminal who has the audacity to threaten her son.
In her independence, she was hardheaded enough to make it easy for someone to harm her.
She was being hardheaded and contrary because she wanted her privacy, her life to be her very own.
It should be feisty, hardheaded, strong-willed, fast-moving Faye he worried about.
But Kathy Warren must have been a very hardheaded woman, because Heather had definitely inherited that trait from someone.
The Ranger was handsome, strong, and apparently as hardheaded as she was.
Dealing with her was the last thing he needed right now, but he might as well accept the fact that she was almost as hardheaded as he was.
As hardheaded as Jack was upon occasion, Linnie had argued herself blue in the face against it with the girl.
I never guessed that hardheaded old fool would be so stupid as to want to mow his own lawn, even if it is a riding mower.
Instead, she was hardheaded, confident, and so tantalizing he could think of little else but making love with her again.
Her husband was not in the least eccentric, generally speaking, but it was odd for a hardheaded Methodist businessman to collect something so frivolous and exquisite, and the whole family found it amusing.