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hard-nosed

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːrdˈnəʊzd; ˌhɑːdˈnəʊzd/

Translation of hard-nosed in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (tough-minded) duro
    Example sentences
    • Far from seeming hard-nosed and realistic, they suddenly appear beside the point, if not immoral.
    • The men who were the midwives of the Jewish state were hard-nosed realists.
    • The pair are known as pragmatic, hard-nosed businessmen, and they are thought to have little sentimental attachment to the club.
    1.2 (stubborn) terco, cerril

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