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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

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

2. used of persons; emotionally hardened;
- Example: "faced a case-hardened judge"
[syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled]

3. (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid;


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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

hard-boiled \hard-boiled\ adj. 1. same as hard-bitten. Syn: hard-bitten, pugnacious. [WordNet 1.5] 2. emotionally hardened; -- used of persons. Syn: callous, case-hardened, hardened. [WordNet 1.5] 3. cooked until the yolk is solid; -- used of eggs; as, a breakfast of pancakes and hard-boiled eggs. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hard-boiled adj 1: tough and callous by virtue of experience [syn: hard- bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious] 2: used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge" [syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled] 3: (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid