What is another word for hardball?

Synonyms for hardball
ˈhɑrdˌbɔlhard·ball

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term hardball.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardballnoun

    a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics

    "they play hardball in the Senate"

    Antonyms:
    softball game, softball

  2. hardballnoun

    baseball as distinguished from softball

    Antonyms:
    softball, softball game

Matched Categories

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hardball":

    baseball

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. HARDBALL

    Synonyms:
    Heart Allograft Rejection: Detection with Breath Alkanes in Low Levels

How to pronounce hardball?

How to say hardball in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#2295baseball
#36086hardball

How to use hardball in a sentence?

  1. Jim Manley:

    I played a lot of hardball in my life, but I don't envy what the Clinton campaign is up against here. Trump himself has totally changed the political dynamic, what they can't afford to do is get in the gutter with the guy. He has absolutely no morals or scruples. Getting into the gutter with him is an absolute waste of time.

  2. Read MoreMatthews:

    After a conversation with MSNBC, I decided tonight will be my last' Hardball,' so let me tell you why, the younger generation's out there ready to take the reins. We see them in politics, in media, in fighting for their causes. They're improving the workplace.

  3. Evan Thomas:

    Nixon's paranoia went up a great deal after he lost in 1960, partly because he felt the Kennedys had used dirty tricks to defeat him, he felt the Kennedys were better at dirty tricks than he was in 1960. And he was probably not wrong about that. The Kennedys played hardball. And [his brother] Bobby Kennedy was probably smarter about dirty tricks in 1960 than Richard Nixon was. I say that having written a biography of Bobby Kennedy.

  4. Chris Matthews:

    Welcome back to' Hardball,' I'm Chris Matthews. Tonight my guest is Laura, a spooky blonde lady who lies to the elderly, chris Matthews, no, you're on The NBC variety show.

  5. Abhishek Saxena:

    The current government will play hardball... I do not think any new approvals for China proposals will happen in a hurry.


Translations for hardball

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for hardball »

Translation

Find a translation for the hardball synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"hardball." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 22 May 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/hardball>.

Discuss these hardball synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for hardball?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. harmfully
    • B. harmlessly
    • C. noxiously
    • D. detrimentally

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for hardball: