hard-nosed

adjective \ ˈhärd-ˈnōzd \

Definition of hard-nosed

1 : being tough, stubborn, or uncompromising

First Known Use of hard-nosed

1917

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HARD-NOSED Defined for English Language Learners

hard-nosed

Definition of hard-nosed for English Language Learners

  • : very tough

  • : not influenced by emotions : practical and realistic



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