Antonyms of adj hard-nosed

1 sense of hard-nosed

Sense 1
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA realistic) -> unrealistic -- (not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels")

Similarity of adj hard-nosed

1 sense of hard-nosed

Sense 1
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic -- (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")
       => realistic (vs. unrealistic) -- (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans")

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