Related formshard-boiled·ness, noun
Definition for hard-boiled (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of hard-boil
Examples from the Web for hard-boiled
They are poached instead of hard-boiled, boasting anti-heroes with nihilistic worldviews who are nevertheless vulnerable.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a lighter note, your character in the film has an interesting eating habit: he eats two hard-boiled eggs a day.Christopher Plummer on Muhammad Ali and Getting a Police Horse Drunk|Marlow Stern|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because it lacks the stylish voice of a hard-boiled detective noir, it sometimes feels coldly industrious.
Since this fall, though, as the governing got tough, the president has been avoiding fiction for some hard-boiled history.
The course looked like a fine senior year coast through some hard-boiled paperbacks, certainly nothing life-changing.
Serve them in the same way, with slices of truffles instead of hard-boiled eggs.
Cut the hard-boiled eggs in quarters and place them on the top of the vegetables, cover with a crust, and bake until it is brown.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
When about to serve, dip the mold in hot water, turn out on a dish, garnish with lettuce leaves or parsley and hard-boiled eggs.Culture and Cooking|Catherine Owen
Mix the yolks of hard-boiled eggs with the chicken, adding enough mayonnaise to make the mixture easily into balls.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
He saw on a barrow some hard-boiled eggs which had been dyed various colours, evidently for children.From Workhouse to Westminster|George Haw
British Dictionary definitions for hard-boiled
- tough, realistic