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Definition of "hard-grained" [hard-grained]

  • Having a close, firm grain.
  • Unattractive; not amiable or inviting.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "hard-grained" in a sentence
  • "Like all digital technologies, the iPhone has yet to achieve the hard-grained, Spartan elegancies of the steely Leatherman."
  • "In the hard-grained face of Wegg, and in his stiff knotty figure (he looked like a German wooden toy), there was expressed a politic conciliation, which had no spontaneity in it."
  • "On the ground were placed, in two rows, sixteen chairs, made of hard-grained cedar."