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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
hard-nosed \hard-nosed\ adj.
facing reality squarely; guided by practical experience and
observation rather than theory; tough and pragmatic; as, a
Syn: down-to-earth, hardheaded, practical, pragmatic.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: guided by practical experience and observation rather
than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a
hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his
approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic
politics" [syn: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical,
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