Synonyms for hard-nosed

Synonyms for (adj) hard-nosed

Synonyms: practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, hardheaded

Definition: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

Usage: a hardheaded appraisal of our position; a hard-nosed labor leader; completely practical in his approach to business; not ideology but pragmatic politics

Similar words: realistic

Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans

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