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tough-minded

[tuhf-mahyn-did] /ˈtʌfˈmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
characterized by a practical, unsentimental attitude or point of view.
2.
strong-willed; vigorous; not easily swayed.
Origin of tough-minded
1905-1910
1905-10
Related forms
tough-mindedly, adverb
tough-mindedness, noun
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  • He differentiated them as the "tough-minded," and the "tender-minded."

  • Tender-minded and tough-minded, what a barbaric disjunction!

    Pragmatism William James
  • That tough-minded central bureaucracy did not ordinarily bother to obtain proof against those it suspected.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
  • You get, in short, a materialistic universe, in which only the tough-minded find themselves congenially at home.

    Pragmatism William James
British Dictionary definitions for tough-minded

tough-minded

adjective
1.
practical, unsentimental, stern or intractable
Derived Forms
tough-mindedly, adverb
tough-mindedness, noun
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