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adjective as in realistic

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They did before and with—guess who—the fearless and tough minded George W. Bush.

To be sure, there are remnants of an Old West mentality of a rugged, tough-minded, if not slow to change attitude.

Walter is sent by his tough-minded grandmother to work in the office of a distinguished U.S. Senator.

The answer has in large part to do with the enduring appeal of her complex, tough-minded view of love, life, and human nature.

Hillary is a realist and very tough-minded in the way she looks at the world.

He differentiated them as the "tough-minded," and the "tender-minded."

You get, in short, a materialistic universe, in which only the tough-minded find themselves congenially at home.

The tender-minded notion of an absolute reality is, according to the radically tough-minded, framed on just this pattern.

The trip had taken its toll from all of us, even tough-minded Phil Benson.

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


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tough-minded, such as: hard-nosed, single-minded, strong-willed, determined, resolute, and unsentimental.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.