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Synonyms for hardheaded

Synonyms for hardheaded

unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

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There are deeper motives keeping them in an industry dominated by hardheaded commercialism--motives that may paradoxically ensure their long-term survival amid the disposable teen-targeted product being churned out by much of the mainstream Japanese movie system.
But perhaps no artist--before or since--has matched ability to capture human beauty as perfectly as that hardheaded kid named Michelangelo.
You may call them hardheaded, obstinate, inflexible or just plain stubborn.
The most hardheaded businessperson, one who insists on precise accounting in business dealings, simply assumes that the friendly visit or the encouragement to persist in school will achieve positive results.
Nowhere is this hardheaded defiance of reality more clearly demonstrated than in the standards efforts for optical technology, especially DVD.
Awarded the top job at Colseguros almost three years ago, Mejia has gained a reputation in his industry for fighting insurance fraud in an innovative, if hardheaded way--from the top down and from the inside out.
Extraordinary": Such are the expressions of disbelief and gratitude otherwise hardheaded business people are using to describe the help they have received from the NSW Department of State and Regional Development (SRD).
The dividing line did not run, as he sometimes implies, between hardheaded, national-interest advocates and mushy would-be world saviors.