- shrewd and unsentimental; practical; matter-of-fact
- stubborn; obstinate; dogged
- A stubborn old relative in your family who will never compromise or listen to new ideas is an example of someone who is hardheaded.
- A businessman who can make practical and logical decisions is an example of someone who would be described as hardheaded.
The definition of hardheaded is someone who is stubborn, or someone who is practical rather than sentimental.
- Stubborn; willful.
- Realistic; pragmatic.
- It just takes some hardheaded people a while to see it.