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hard-boiled

 
pronunciation:
hard boIld
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of an egg, boiled in the shell until firm all the way through. (Cf. soft-boiled.)
There are slices of hard-boiled egg in the salad.
antonyms:
soft-boiled
definition 2: (informal) not swayed by sentiment; realistic.
He was a hard-boiled detective and his client's sad story didn't move him in the least.
antonyms:
sentimental, soft-boiled
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