tough-minded

[ tuhf-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈtʌfˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

characterized by a practical, unsentimental attitude or point of view.
strong-willed; vigorous; not easily swayed.

Origin of tough-minded

First recorded in 1905–10

Related forms

tough-mind·ed·ly, adverbtough-mind·ed·ness, noun
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tough-minded

adjective

practical, unsentimental, stern or intractable

Derived Forms

tough-mindedly, adverbtough-mindedness, noun
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