- indomitable; tough; stubborn
- shrewd and practical
- An example of a hard nose business man who is ruthless in working and making deals.
- An example of a hard nose approach to dealing with drug problems is to throw all drug users in jail for years.
The definition of hard nose is someone or something tough, focused, unbending or stubborn.
- Penney, Rampage is still living up to its reputation for hard-nosed fashion, with its Leopard Print Patent Satchel.
- Depending on the encyclopedia, this may be of use to the armchair amateur or the hard-nosed professional.