hardball: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (härd'bôl"), [key]
- baseball, as distinguished from softball.
- to act or work aggressively, competitively, or ruthlessly, as in business or politics.
- tough or ruthless: He wasn't ready for the hardball politics of Washington.
- outspoken, challenging, or difficult: Reporters asked the president some hardball questions.
- hardball (Thesaurus)