hard-nosed

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guided by practical experience and observation rather than by theory
hardheaded
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
You use hard-nosed to describe someone who is tough and realistic, and who takes decisions on practical grounds rather than emotional ones. If nothing else, Doug is a hard-nosed businessman. = unsentimental. not affected by emotions, and determined to get what you want
hardnosed
Describing a person who is tough and relentlessly practical and thus not given to sentiment
hard-nosed
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