Definition of tough-minded in English:

tough-minded

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adjective

Strong-willed and able to face up to reality: her mother was combative and tough-minded a tough-minded approach
More example sentences
  • These subjects are strong-willed and tough-minded.
  • Ironic, tough-minded, unsentimental, all three remained possessed by a piece of experience they - none of them - could actually penetrate.
  • But even if tough-minded businessmen and a reform-minded government make all the right moves, B.C. is going to be a far different province in the 21st century.

Derivatives

tough-mindedness

noun
More example sentences
  • The famous ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’ slogan and the ‘rights and duties’ approach to citizenship signalled a reasonable attempt to combine liberal principles and tough-mindedness.
  • While acknowledging the tough-mindedness of this view, I can't help hoping that we can one day work out how to have a civilization that doesn't depend on the threat of the ultimate incivility.
  • They liked the relaxed but outspoken style, together with a certain tough-mindedness, to be found among Australian philosophers, and they liked the atmosphere of Australia.

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