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hard-boiled

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

hard-boiled

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

hard′-boiled′



adj.
1. (of an egg) boiled in the shell long enough for the yolk and white to solidify.
2. unsentimental or realistic; tough: a hard-boiled detective.
[1715–25]
hard′-boiled′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hard-boiled - tough and callous by virtue of experience
tough - not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"
2.hard-boiled - used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
3.hard-boiled - (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid
cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat

hard-boiled

hard-boiled

adjective
Translations

hard-boiled

[ˈhɑːdˈbɔɪld] ADJ
1. (= hard) [egg] → duro
2. (= tough, cynical) → duro de carácter, amargado

hard-boiled

[ˌhɑːdˈbɔɪld] adj (egg) → sodo/a (fig) (tough, cynical) → duro/a

hard

(haːd) adjective
1. firm; solid; not easy to break, scratch etc. The ground is too hard to dig.
2. not easy to do, learn, solve etc. Is English a hard language to learn?; He is a hard man to please.
3. not feeling or showing kindness. a hard master.
4. (of weather) severe. a hard winter.
5. having or causing suffering. a hard life; hard times.
6. (of water) containing many chemical salts and so not easily forming bubbles when soap is added. The water is hard in this part of the country.
adverb
1. with great effort. He works very hard; Think hard.
2. with great force; heavily. Don't hit him too hard; It was raining hard.
3. with great attention. He stared hard at the man.
4. to the full extent; completely. The car turned hard right.
ˈharden verb
to make or become hard. Don't touch the toffee till it hardens; Try not to harden your heart against him.
ˈhardness noun
ˈhardship noun
(something which causes) pain, suffering etc. a life full of hardship.
ˈhard-and-fast adjective
(of rules) that can never be changed or ignored.
ˈhard-back noun
a book with a hard cover. Hard-backs are more expensive than paperbacks.
ˌhard-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid.
hardˈdisk noun
a device that is fixed inside a computer and is used for storing information.
ˈhard-earned adjective
earned by hard work or with difficulty. I deserve every penny of my hard-earned wages.
ˌhard-ˈheaded adjective
practical; shrewd; not influenced by emotion. a hard-headed businessman.
ˌhard-ˈhearted adjective
not feeling or showing pity or kindness. a hard-hearted employer.
ˈhardware noun
1. metal goods such as pots, tools etc. This shop sells hardware.
2. the mechanical parts of a computer.
ˌhard-ˈwearing adjective
that will not wear out easily. a hard-wearing fabric.
be hard on
1. to punish or criticize severely. Don't be too hard on the boy – he's too young to know that he was doing wrong.
2. to be unfair to. If you punish all the children for the broken window it's a bit hard on those who had nothing to do with it.
hard at it
busy doing (something). I've been hard at it all day, trying to get this report finished.
hard done by
unfairly treated. You should complain to the headmaster if you feel hard done by.
hard lines/luck
bad luck. Hard lines/luck! I'm afraid you haven't won this time; It's hard luck that he broke his leg.
hard of hearing
rather deaf. He is a bit hard of hearing now.
a hard time (of it)
trouble, difficulty, worry etc. The audience gave the speaker a hard time of it at the meeting; The speaker had a hard time (of it) trying to make himself heard.
hard up
not having much especially money. I'm a bit hard up at the moment; I'm hard up for envelopes.
References in classic literature ?
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