hardheaded vs practical what difference

what is difference between hardheaded and practical

English

Alternative forms

  • hard-headed

Etymology

hard +‎ headed

Adjective

hardheaded (comparative more hardheaded, superlative most hardheaded)

  1. Stubborn; wilful.
  2. Realistic; pragmatic.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:obstinate

Derived terms

  • hardheadedly
  • hardheadedness

Translations



English

Etymology

From practic +‎ -al.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹæktɪkəl/
  • Hyphenation: prac‧ti‧cal

Noun

practical (plural practicals)

  1. (Britain) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability
  2. (theater) A prop that has some degree of functionality, rather than being a mere imitation.

Translations

Adjective

practical (comparative more practical, superlative most practical)

  1. Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis
  2. Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use
  3. Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical
  4. (theater, not comparable) Of a prop: having some degree of functionality, rather than being a mere imitation.

Antonyms

  • (based on practice or action): theoretical
  • (likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation): impractical
  • (of a person): impractical

Derived terms

  • practicality
  • practically

Related terms

  • practicable
  • practice
  • practise
  • practitioner
  • pragmatic

Translations

Further reading

  • practical in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • practical in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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