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tough and realistic
conditioned by battle or struggle; tough; stubborn.
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adjective tough, realistic, cynical, practical, shrewd, down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, hard-nosed (informal), hard-headed, unsentimental, hard-boiled (informal), case-hardened, badass (slang, chiefly U.S.) a cynical hard-bitten journalist
romantic, idealistic, gentle, mild, sympathetic, benign, humane, compassionate, merciful
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Had she been short-haired, heavy-jawed, large- muscled, hard-bitten, and utterly unlovely in every way, all would have been well.
Elijah was one of the hard-bitten old-time travelers himself.
And each meeting meant a drink; and there was much to talk about; and more drinks; and songs to be sung; and pranks and antics to be performed, until the maggots of imagination began to crawl, and it all seemed great and wonderful to me, these lusty hard-bitten sea- rovers, of whom I made one, gathered in wassail on a coral strand.
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