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Definitions and Synonyms of hard-boiled | Another word for hard-boiled | What is hard-boiled?

Definition 1: (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(hard-boiled is similar to ...) having been prepared for eating by the application of heat

Definition 2: used of persons; emotionally hardened - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hard-boiled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faced a case-hardened judge

Synonyms for hard-boiled in the sense of this definition

(hard-boiled is similar to ...) dispassionate

"took a hard look" "a hard bargainer"

Definition 3: tough and callous by virtue of experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for hard-boiled in the sense of this definition

(hard-boiled is similar to ...) not given to gentleness or sentimentality

"a tough character"

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