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2 definitions found
 for hard-bitten
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hard-bitten \hard-bitten\ hard-boiled \hard-boiled\adj.
     not given to sentimentality or gentleness; -- of people; as,
     a hard-bitten character.
  
     Syn: pugnacious, tough.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hard-bitten
      adj 1: tough and callous by virtue of experience [syn: hard-
             bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious]

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