Definition of hard-bitten in English:
Tough and cynical: a hard-bitten war reporter
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.
hardened, tough, cynical, hard-headed, callous, as hard as nails, unsentimental, lacking sentiment, world-weary, case-hardened, toughened by experience
informal hard-nosed, hard-boiled, as tough as old boots
North American informal badass
rare indurate, indurated
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