hard-eyed

adjective
\ˈhärd-ˌīd \

Definition of hard-eyed 

: hard or cold in manner or approach : dispassionate a hard-eyed view of the candidates

First Known Use of hard-eyed

1792, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hard-eyed

Statistics for hard-eyed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for hard-eyed

The first known use of hard-eyed was in 1792

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hard-eyed

hard-eyed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hard-eyed

: looking at things in a very critical way without emotion

More from Merriam-Webster on hard-eyed

See words that rhyme with hard-eyed

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for hard-eyed

Comments on hard-eyed

What made you want to look up hard-eyed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!