hard-boiled definition

  • adjective:
    • prepared by boiling within the layer to a good persistence. Used of eggs.
    • Callous; unfeeling.
    • Unsentimental and useful; tough.
    • cooked to a good persistence
    • callous and unsentimental
    • just like hard-bitten.
    • emotionally hardened; -- utilized of people.
    • prepared before yolk is solid; -- utilized of eggs.
    • tough and callous by virtue of expertise
    • used of persons; emotionally hardened
    • (eggs) cooked before yolk is solid
  • verb:
    • Simple past tense and past participle of hard-boil.
  • others:
    • Boiled so long as to be tough: stated of eggs.

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