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synonyms for tough-minded

  • hard-nosed
  • single-minded
  • strong-willed
  • determined
  • resolute
  • unsentimental

antonyms for tough-minded

MOST RELEVANT
  • weak-willed
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How to use tough-minded in a sentence

They will reach you by the hands of Mr. Mackenzie, a worldly-minded Scotch merchant, but honest as to earthly things.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
You may imagine the effect this missive produced upon the proud, high-minded doctor of divinity.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
But this paper was a very tough, fibrous substance, and would resist quite a heavy blow as well as keep out the cold.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
He was an outlaw, hunted and despised, depending for his life on the caprice of a fickle-minded woman.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
"Tough—but most of us have been there, one time or another," Goodell observed sympathetically; and with that the subject rested.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
High-minded and possessing a keen sense of honor himself, he had an instinctive aversion to anything mean or low in others.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
You know that I come of tough fiber—of that old Creole race of Pontelliers that dry up and finally blow away.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Rosa laughingly approved of this decision, for she was like-minded with her mother, but her father did not respond.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
After the gentle sex had to a great extent given up the habit, some strong minded females were to be found who retained it.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
For each one of us had seen that one-minded pilgrimage of the brown cattle take place in moons gone by.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TOUGH-MINDED

  • bullheaded
  • hard-boiled
  • hardheaded
  • inflexible
  • mulish
  • no-nonsense
  • obdurate
  • obstinate
  • pigheaded
  • stubborn
  • stubborn as a mule
  • tough
  • tough-minded
  • uncompromising
  • unsentimental
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.