tough-minded

[tuhf-mahyn-did]
adjective
1.
characterized by a practical, unsentimental attitude or point of view.
2.
strong-willed; vigorous; not easily swayed.

Origin:
1905–10

tough-mindedly, adverb
tough-mindedness, noun
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tough-minded
 
adj
practical, unsentimental, stern or intractable
 
tough-'mindedly
 
adv
 
tough-'mindedness
 
n

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Example sentences
The government might be able to raise the cash, but tough-minded companies
  might well be able to extract big concessions.
Its prose aims for tough-minded simplicity but keeps landing on simpleminded
  sententiousness.
It was resolute, suffused with sobriety, reflecting a tough-minded realism at
  home and abroad.
He is unashamed to immerse this tough-minded, episodic film noir in freshets of
  melodrama.
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