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Hard-boiled

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Adjective

1. hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious

tough and callous by virtue of experience

2. case-hardened, hard-boiled, hardened

used of persons; emotionally hardened

Example Sentences:
'faced a case-hardened judge'

3. hard-boiled

(eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Hard-boiled

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adjective
1. 
(of an egg) boiled until the yolk and white are solid
2. informal
a. 
tough; realistic
b. 
cynical

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Hard-boiled

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adjective
1. 
cooked in boiling water until both the white and yolk solidify
said of eggs
2.  US, Informal
not affected by sentiment, pity, etc.; tough; callous

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Hard-boiled

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adj.
1. Cooked by boiling in the shell to a solid consistency. Used of eggs.
2. Callous; unfeeling.
3. Unsentimental and practical; tough.

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