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 for hardheaded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hardheaded \hard"head`ed\, hard-headed \hard"-head`ed\, a.
     Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd; practical and
     pragmatic. -- Hard"-head`ed*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or
             attack [syn: hardheaded, mulish]
      2: 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:
         hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardheaded":
     balking, balky, bigoted, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded,
     case-hardened, dogged, dogmatic, down-to-earth, earthy, fanatic,
     hard, hard-boiled, headstrong, hoaxproof, intolerant,
     matter-of-fact, mulish, not born yesterday, obstinate, opinionated,
     overzealous, persevering, pertinacious, pigheaded, positivistic,
     practical, practical-minded, pragmatic, rational, realist,
     realistic, reasonable, restive, sane, scientific, scientistic,
     secular, self-willed, sensible, set, sober, sober-minded,
     sophisticated, sound, sound-thinking, stiff-necked,
     straight-thinking, strong-willed, strongheaded, stubborn, sulky,
     sullen, tenacious, tough-minded, uncooperative, uncullible,
     undeceivable, undeludable, undupable, unfoolable, ungullible,
     unhoaxable, unideal, unidealistic, unregenerate, unromantic,
     unseduceable, unsentimental, willful, wise, worldly

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