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Synonyms for hard-nosed

Adjective

1. hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic, realistic (vs. unrealistic)
usage: 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"
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