hard-nosed - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hard-nosed”

See all translations

hard-nosed

adjective
 
 
/ˌhɑːdˈnəʊzd/
practical and determined: a hard-nosed negotiator
Translations of “hard-nosed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 執著的,頑強的…
in Russian целеустремленный, практичный…
in Turkish azimli, kararlı, duygularından etkilenmeyen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 执着的,顽强的…
in Polish trzeźwy, rzeczowy…
(Definition of hard-nosed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hard-nosed?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hard-nosed” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More