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


HARD-EYED Defined for English Language Learners

hard-eyed

adjective

Definition of hard-eyed for English Language Learners

  • : looking at things in a very critical way without emotion



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

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!