hard (Meaning)

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hard (a)

not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

dispassionate

resisting weight or pressure

produced without vibration of the vocal cords

(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum

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hard (s)

very strong or vigorous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

unfortunate or hard to bear

dried out

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hard (r)

with effort or force or vigor

with firmness

earnestly or intently

causing great damage or hardship

slowly and with difficulty

indulging excessively

into a solid condition

very near or close in space or time

with pain or distress or bitterness

to the full extent possible; all the way

Webster

hard (superl.)

Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.

Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.

Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.

Difficult to resist or control; powerful.

Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.

Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.

Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.

Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.

Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc.

Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.

Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.

Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.

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hard (adv.)

With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.

With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.

Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.

So as to raise difficulties.

With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.

Close or near.

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hard (v. t.)

To harden; to make hard.

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hard (n.)

A ford or passage across a river or swamp.

Synonyms & Antonyms of hard

hard Sentence Examples

  1. The diamond's hard exterior made it resistant to scratching.
  2. The hiker struggled to climb the hard, rocky trail.
  3. The surface of the metal was hard and unyielding.
  4. The child's toy was made of a hard, durable plastic.
  5. The bread was stale and hard as a rock.
  6. The boxer's punches were hard and punishing.
  7. The teacher's words were hard to hear, but they left a lasting impact.
  8. The storm brought hard rain and strong winds.
  9. The new employee found the job hard and demanding.
  10. The athlete pushed themselves hard, determined to succeed.

FAQs About the word hard

not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure, dispassionate, resisting weight or pressure, very strong or vigorous,

merciless,ruthless, tough, stony, hard-boiled, indurate, unmerciful, desensitized, hard-hearted, hateful

sensitive, kindly, tender, merciful, humane, mild, humane, tender, mild, charitable

The diamond's hard exterior made it resistant to scratching.

The hiker struggled to climb the hard, rocky trail.

The surface of the metal was hard and unyielding.

The child's toy was made of a hard, durable plastic.