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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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