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What does a thick-skulled person mean in AmE?

-1- A person who doesn't listen to other's statements and opinions and does only what they he/she thinks that is correct and believes only their own opinions.

-2- A person who understands and learns too slowly.

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    While I think thick-skulled is more closely related to #2, I think thick-headed can sometimes mean #1. – J.R. Apr 21 '15 at 21:15
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Multiple dictionary entries suggest thick-skulled means:

Having a thick skull; hence, dull; heavy; stupid; slow to learn.

dull of apprehension : slow to learn : insensitive, stupid

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