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hard-headed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhard-headedˌhard-ˈheaded adjective  EMOTIONALpractical and able to make difficult decisions without letting your emotions affect your judgment a hard-headed business tycoon
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hard-headedBut, in the privacy of the polling booth, cooler and more hard-headed calculations came into play.The consequence was a timid but hard-headed daughter Sethe would die to protect.To see such hard-headed investigators wrestling with such uncertain data is fascinating.So why should down-to-earth, hard-headed Lancastrians be convinced by the marketing of this toolkit?A useful, sensible, hard-headed man.a hard-headed manager
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