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Definition of hard-bitten adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hard-bitten

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈbɪtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈbɪtn//
 
 
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not easily shocked and not showing emotion, because you have experienced many unpleasant things a hard-bitten war journalist