Definition of hard-bitten in English:

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hard-bitten

(also hardbitten)

adjective

Tough and cynical: joining the hard-bitten reporting veterans at the presidential debate
More example sentences
  • Moreover, whether he's playing a Triad thug, a tough-as-nails cop or even a hardbitten firefighter, there's always a very convincing, down-to-earth character coming through.
  • The hardbitten industrial area from Notre-Dame to the canal between de la Montagne and McGill got its name, Griffintown, from the Irish immigrants who once settled there.
  • He's got all the tools he needs for the job too, a desk, an office, a hardbitten narration track and even some mournful harmonica music.
Synonyms
hardened, tough, cynical, unsentimental, hardheaded, case-hardened, as tough as nails
informal hard-nosed, hard-edged, hard-boiled

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Syllabification: hard-bit·ten

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