hard-boiled

Definitions of hard-boiled
  1. adjective
    (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid
    Synonyms:
    cooked
    having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
  2. adjective
    used of persons; emotionally hardened
    synonyms: case-hardened, hardened
    hard
    dispassionate
  3. adjective
    tough and callous by virtue of experience
    synonyms: hard-bitten, pugnacious
    tough
    not given to gentleness or sentimentality
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