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English definition of “hard-boiled”


adjective (STRONG)    /ˌhɑːdˈbɔɪld/ US  /ˌhɑːrd-/ informal
describes a strong and determined person who shows little emotion : The film stars Kathleen Turner as the hard-boiled detective of Sarah Paretsky's novel .Strong-willed
(Definition of hard-boiled adjective (STRONG) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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