Adjective "hardheaded" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Practical and realistic; not sentimental.
  1. 'Their ambition to succeed seems to be matched only by their hard-headed realism about selling and how to do it.'
  2. 'One thing is sure, the festival of the future will have a more commercial and hard-headed business edge to it and will seek to capitalise much more on the brand name, Rose of Tralee.'
  3. 'But then they also know that I'm in favor of it for hard-headed, realistic reasons.'
  4. 'A shrewd, hard-headed businessman typical of his age, he speedily restored abbey finances after years of mismanagement.'
  5. 'Even the most hard-headed realist must shudder at the thought of a world without music.'
  6. 'This is a kind of huge practicality, a hard-headed balancing act.'
  7. 'It radiates hard-headed realism, icy egoism and unsentimental calculation.'
  8. 'Good to see youth justice in the charge of such a hard-headed realist.'
  9. 'She's just a hard-headed, practical girl, sharp enough to see how much trouble she's in, but not sharp enough to do a whole lot about it.'
  10. 'Too hard-headed a businessman to buy into the whole Field of Dreams scenario, he is nevertheless driven by a vision which he knows is shared by many people.'


1. not easily moved or deceived; practical; shrewd.

2. obstinate; stubborn; willful.

More examples(as adjective)

"schemes can be hardheaded."

"assessments can be hardheaded."