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hard up
hard water
hard wearing
hard wheat
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hard-bitten definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: tough and callous by virtue of experience [syn: hard- bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1784 1. inclined to bite hard 2. seasoned or steeled by difficult experience ; tough

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as hard-bitten, you are critical of them because they do not show much emotion or have much sympathy for other people, usually because they have experienced many unpleasant things. ...a cynical hard-bitten journalist. = tough ADJ: usu ADJ n [disapproval]



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