Hard-boiled meaning

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Callous; unfeeling.
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Cooked by boiling in the shell to a solid consistency. Used of eggs.
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Unsentimental and practical; tough.
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Cooked in simmering water until both the white and the yolk solidify.
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(informal) Not affected by sentiment, pity, etc.; tough; callous.
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Of or designating a style of genre fiction dealing in a straightforward, cynical way with criminals, detectives, etc.
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Alternative spelling of hard-boiled.
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Simple past tense and past participle of hardboil.
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(of a boiled egg) Cooked to a solid consistency.
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