1 (of an egg) boiled until the yolk and white are solid
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
hard-bitten , hard-boiled
case-hardened, cynical, down-to-earth, hard-headed, hard-nosed (informal) matter-of-fact, practical, realistic, shrewd, tough, unsentimental
benign, compassionate, gentle, humane, idealistic, merciful, mild, romantic, sympathetic
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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