noun see tough-minded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tough-mindedness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being tough minded this educational process had the tendency to turn cynicism into tough mindedness C.G.Bolte * * * tough mindˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑tough …   Useful english dictionary

  • tough-mindedness — tough mind·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • tough-mindedness — See tough mindedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • tough-minded — tough mindedly, adv. tough mindedness, n. /tuf muyn did/, adj. 1. characterized by a practical, unsentimental attitude or point of view. 2. strong willed; vigorous; not easily swayed. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • tough-minded — [tuf′mīn΄did] adj. shrewd and unsentimental; practical; realistic tough mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • tough — adj. & n. adj. 1 hard to break, cut, tear, or chew; durable; strong. 2 (of a person) able to endure hardship; hardy. 3 unyielding, stubborn, difficult (it was a tough job; a tough customer). 4 colloq. a acting sternly; hard (get tough with). b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mindedness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being minded usually used in combination those who pride themselves on their tough mindedness A.G.N.Flew this word mindedness … distinguishes writers from scholars Malcolm Cowley the self mindedness of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tough-minded — adjective Date: 1907 realistic or unsentimental in temper or outlook < tough minded survivors > • tough mindedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tough-minded — adjective strong willed, realistic, and unsentimental. Derivatives tough mindedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Political spectrum — A political spectrum (plural spectra) is a way of modeling different political positions by placing them upon one or more geometric axes symbolizing independent political dimensions.Most long standing spectra include a right wing and left wing,… …   Wikipedia

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