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Adjective: hard-boiled  haa(r)d boyld
  1. Tough and callous by virtue of experience
    "The hard-boiled politician seeks relief from his everyday battles";
    - hard-bitten, pugnacious
  2. Used of persons; emotionally hardened
    "faced a hard-boiled judge";
    - case-hardened, hardened
  3. (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid

See also: cooked, hard, tough

Encyclopedia: Hard-boiled