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tough-mind·ed

(tŭf′mīn′dĭd)
adj.
Facing facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute.

tough′-mind′ed·ly adv.
tough′-mind′ed·ness n.

tough-minded

adj
practical, unsentimental, stern, or intractable
ˌtough-ˈmindedly adv
ˌtough-ˈmindedness n

tough′-mind′ed



adj.
1. characterized by a practical, unsentimental attitude or point of view.
2. strong-willed; vigorous; not easily swayed.
[1905–10]
tough′-mind′ed•ly, adv.
tough′-mind′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tough-minded - facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determinationtough-minded - facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination
tough - not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"

tough-minded

adjective
Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
Translations

tough-minded

[ˈtʌfˈmaɪndɪd] ADJduro, nada sentimental

tough-minded

adjstörrisch
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The article called on Mr Cameron to "show that he can think on his feet and tough-mindedly act - call a ballot of the party membership on any deal cooked up with Clegg".
Auster tough-mindedly denies both cinematic and narrative art the transcendent powers that could fully redeem Mann's, Grund's, and Zimmer's lives.
Indeed, one of the strengths of the study is the way that Klein resists neat conciliations or syntheses, instead tough-mindedly recognizing the unresolved contradictions in the authors' theoretical pronouncements.