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  Definition of hard
  1. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why i
  2. characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a
  3. dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
  4. unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
  5. not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
  6. metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
  7. of speech sounds
  8. having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
  9. very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
  10. having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"
  11. with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard"
  12. to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
  13. slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"
  14. causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank''s failure"
  15. with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
  16. earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
  17. with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"
  18. very near or close in space or time; "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant''s opening"
  19. into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
  20. indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
Similar Words: difficult, arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome, tough, strong, knockout, severe, fermented, severely, firmly, heavily, intemperately

 

See Also: demanding, effortful, solid, difficult, insensitive, merciless, unmerciful, tough

 

Pertainyms: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome, difficult, severe, hardened, set, intemperate, hard(a)

 

Attributes: difficulty, difficultness, hardness

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: fortë   Catalan: complicat, difícil and dur  
Chinese:   Croatian: tvrd  
Dutch: hard and moeilijk   Esperanto: malfacila and malmola  
Finnish: kova and vaikea   French: dur  
German: hart and schwierig   Greek: δύσκολος  
Hungarian: kemény and nehéz   Ido: desfacila and harda  
Interlingua: difficile and dur   Italian: duro  
Japanese: 難しい   Kurdish: قایم  
Latvian: ciets and grūts   Polish: trudny  
Portuguese: difícil and duro   Romanian: tare  
Russian: твёрдый and тяжёлый   Spanish: duro  
Telugu: కఠోర and గట్టి  
 
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