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hard-edged

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhard-edgedˌhard-ˈedged adjective  CRITICIZEdealing with difficult subjects or criticizing someone severely in a way that may offend some people a hard-edged collection of songs
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hard-edgedWith an artist's skill Chesarynth conceptualized the hard-edged grey-green symbols in different arrangements, in different colours and shapes.First, we need a tough and hard-edged law and order service.The hard-edged Luce style was making Life a more serious product than its old-fashioned competitor.hard-edged, realistic storiesThese developments were linked with more critical and hard-edged research into the outcomes of interventions.If a tight, hard-edged sound is your thing then this Hughes & Kettner rig will do the job.King was a trailblazer, mixing the rolling blues of his native Texas with the hard-edged street blues of Chicago.
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