There are 2 main translations of hardball in Spanish

: hardball1hardball2

hardball1

béisbol, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑrdˌbɔl//ˈhɑːdbɔːl/

noun

US

  • 1

    béisbol masculine
    to play hardball ser implacable / despiadado informal
    • But Angelos, one of the nation's leading labor attorneys, protracts most of his baseball negotiations, playing hardball with employees who can pursue better options.
    • Still, it wasn't hard to grasp the meeting's big theme, a bitter game of hardball between the haves and have-nots.
    • We don't want our politicians to play the same game of hardball that our opponents play but whine and wring our hands when they win using those tactics.
    • ‘They play hardball, we play softball,’ Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile added.
    • If she wanted to play hardball, then he was game.
    • So far, Bloomberg has played a spectacular game of political hardball with the union.
    • Unions engaged in contract negotiations say the company is playing hardball by trying to reduce benefits.
    • If Jackson plays hardball, he will point to the massive contracts that defensive tackles are pulling down.
    • This was interpreted by most as a reality check, a warning that to play hardball with the contractors could be counterproductive.

There are 2 main translations of hardball in Spanish

: hardball1hardball2

hardball2

despiadado, adj.

adjective

  • 1

    (ruthless)
    despiadado
  • 2

    (difficult)
    peliagudo informal