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hard-nosed

 
pronunciation:
hard nozd
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: tough and practical; hardheaded.
The boss is rather hard-nosed and doesn't find it hard to lay workers off when the company is not showing profit.
synonyms:
hardheaded, practical, tough
antonyms:
sentimental
similar words:
down-to-earth, hard-bitten, pragmatic, shrewd
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