Definition of hard-boiled
- a hard-boiled drill sergeant
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callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, soulless, stony (also stoney), take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic;
of an egg : boiled until all the inside parts have become solid
: not feeling or showing emotions such as affection or kindness : emotionally tough
: having a tough detective as the main character
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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