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hard-shelled

See definition of hard-shelled on Dictionary.com
  • as intough
  • as inhard-boiled

synonyms for hard-shelled

  • desperate
  • fierce
  • hard
  • hard-nosed
  • harsh
  • narrow
  • resolute
  • severe
  • stern
  • stiff
  • strict
  • terrible
  • adamant
  • firm
  • refractory
  • savage
  • arbitrary
  • callous
  • confirmed
  • cruel
  • drastic
  • exacting
  • ferocious
  • fixed
  • hard-bitten
  • hard-boiled
  • hard-line
  • headstrong
  • immutable
  • inflexible
  • intractable
  • merciless
  • obdurate
  • pugnacious
  • ruffianly
  • ruthless
  • stubborn
  • taut
  • unalterable
  • unbending
  • uncompromising
  • uncontrollable
  • unforgiving
  • unmanageable
  • unyielding
  • vicious
  • violent
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antonyms for hard-shelled

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  • amenable
  • calm
  • easy
  • easy-going
  • facile
  • flexible
  • gentle
  • kind
  • lenient
  • mild
  • nice
  • peaceful
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • soft
  • tolerant
  • uncertain
  • yielding
  • supple
  • controllable
  • delicate
  • fragile
  • tender
  • unstable
  • vulnerable
  • weak
  • wobbly
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    How to use hard-shelled in a sentence

    He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    And it would be hard indeed, if so remote a prince's notions of virtue and vice were to be offered as a standard for all mankind.
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    "I congratulate you on your engagement," he said at last, looking up with a face that seemed to Bernard hard and unnatural.
    CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
    Here there was a scuffling sound in the basket, and the Roc rapped on the cover with her hard beak, and cried, "Hush!"
    DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
    One whist table only is at work; General Pepper and three old hands of the same kidney are hard at it.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    The former, in its frozen state, somewhat resembled hard butter.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    His strong hands lay palm downwards on the arms of his chair, pressing them hard.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
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    WORDS RELATED TO HARD-SHELLED

    • callous
    • firm
    • hard as nails
    • hard-line
    • hard-nosed
    • hard-shelled
    • headstrong
    • inflexible
    • obdurate
    • obstinate
    • rough
    • stern
    • strict
    • unbending
    • unfeeling
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