HyperDic: hard-bitten

English > 1 sense of the word hard-bitten:
ADJECTIVEallhard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacioustough and callous by virtue of experience
English > hard-bitten: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningtough and callous by virtue of experience.
Synonymshard-boiled, pugnacious
Broadertoughnot given to gentleness or sentimentality
Spanishpugnaz, tenaz

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