[hahrd-mouth d, -moutht]


of or relating to a horse not sensitive to the pressure of a bit.
stubborn; obstinate; self-willed.

Origin of hardmouthed

First recorded in 1610–20; hard + mouth + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for hard-mouthed

Historical Examples of hard-mouthed

  • The face was big-jawed and hard-mouthed, and there was scar tissue in the eyebrows and on the cheeks.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage....

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Now notice Mrs. Y., who is attempting to turn her hard-mouthed racker.

  • But he was hard-mouthed, and stiff-necked and hell-bent on having his own way about things.

    I Married a Ranger

    Dama Margaret Smith

  • Few know the difficulty of bridling the imagination, and reining back a hard-mouthed pen.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • She was hard-mouthed and indignant, which, after all, was but natural.

    The Golden Face

    William Le Queux

British Dictionary definitions for hard-mouthed



(of a horse) not responding satisfactorily to a pull on the bit
stubborn; obstinate
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