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British Dictionary definitions for hard-faced

hard-faced

adjective
  1. Northern English dialect cheeky
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  • They were a hard-faced lot; he had not picked them for tenderness.

  • She was a thin, hard-faced woman, very well-dressed, very reserved in manner.

    My Antonia

    Willa Cather

  • Anson was met at the door by a hard-faced, middle-aged woman.

  • Petersen was a tall, hard-faced man with a touch of gray at his temples.

    The Judas Valley

    Gerald Vance

  • The hard-faced man next to him knew exactly what he was doing.