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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. tough and callous by virtue of experience;
[syn: hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

hard-bitten \hard-bitten\ hard-boiled \hard-boiled\adj. not given to sentimentality or gentleness; -- of people; as, a hard-bitten character. Syn: pugnacious, tough. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hard-bitten adj 1: tough and callous by virtue of experience [syn: hard- bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious]