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hard-nosed, pragmatic, practical, hardheaded
adj. 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"
mulish, hardheaded
adj. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
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unaffected
adj. undergoing no change when acted upon; "entirely unaffected by each other's writings"; "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment"
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
unromantic
adj. neither expressive of nor exciting sexual love or romance
difficult, unmanageable
adj. hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
earthy
adj. of or consisting of or resembling earth; "it had an earthy smell"; "only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean"
self-willed, wilful, willful, headstrong, froward
adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
unmanageable, uncontrollable
adj. difficult to solve or alleviate; "uncontrollable pain"
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vivid, pictorial, lifelike, graphic
adj. evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"
living
adj. true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
real
adj. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
true to life, true-to-life
adj. representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are; "the novel about ghetto life was true to life"; "true-to-life duck decoys"
practical, virtual
adj. being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
bloody-minded, cantankerous
adj. stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
bolshy, stroppy
adj. obstreperous
bullet-headed, pigheaded, bullheaded
adj. obstinate and stupid
unyielding, tenacious, pertinacious, persistent, dour, dogged
adj. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
obstreperous
adj. boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
stiff-necked
adj. haughtily stubborn; "a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin"
strong-willed, strong-minded
adj. having a determined will
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