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Adjective
Guided by practical experience and observation rather than by theory
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“Corporates are shedding their earlier aloof attitude and taking a more hard-nosed approach.”
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Stubborn or obstinate in manner or nature
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“Although Malone took a very hard-nosed attitude towards the poor, he was prepared to admit that many manual workers were underpaid.”
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Tough and relentlessly practical and thus not given to sentiment
“No one noticed that behind the hard-nosed exterior lurked the soul of an anxiety-ridden, insecure teenager.”
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Cruel or brutal
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Determined or passionate in interests or endeavors
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Showing or feeling strong dislike or disrespect
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