tough-minded

[tuhf-mahyn-did]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. tough love,
  2. tough nut,
  3. tough pitch,
  4. tough row to hoe,
  5. tough sledding,
  6. toughen,
  7. toughie,
  8. toughish,
  9. toughly,
  10. toughness

Origin of tough-minded

First recorded in 1905–10

Related formstough-mind·ed·ly, adverbtough-mind·ed·ness, noun

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tough-minded

adjective

practical, unsentimental, stern or intractable
Derived Formstough-mindedly, adverbtough-mindedness, noun

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