Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
     

hard·boiled

hard-boiled

 
pronunciation:
hard boIld
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: an egg that is boiled in the shell until firm all the way through.
definition 2: (informal) not moved by feelings; tough.
He was a hard-boiled detective.Although she seems hard-boiled, deep down she cares a lot.
Word Explorer
See
  emotion