hard-edged

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hard-edged

(härd′ĕjd′)
adj.
1. Having a hard edge.
2.
a. Severe or uncompromising: a hard-edged prosecutor.
b. Stark or disturbing: a hard-edged memoir.
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hard-edged

adj
severe or tough
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Translations

hard-edged

[ˈhɑːdˈedʒd] ADJ (fig) [style, story] → contundente, duro
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