hard-headed


adjective

  1. not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.
  2. obstinate; stubborn; willful.

adjective

  1. tough, realistic, or shrewd; not moved by sentiment
  2. mainly US and Canadian stubborn; obstinate
adj.

also hardheaded, 1580s, “stubborn,” from hardhead “dull person” (1510s), from hard + head (n.). Meaning “practical” is attested from 1779.

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