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Hard 1Definition: 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.
Hard 2Definition: Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
Hard 3Definition: Difficult to accomplish; full of
obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
Hard 4Definition: Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
Hard 5Definition: 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
Hard 6Definition: Difficult to please or influence; stern;
unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard
words; a hard character.
Hard 7Definition: Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
Hard 8Definition: Rough; acid; sour, as
liquors; as, hard cider.
Hard 9Definition: 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,
Hard 10Definition: Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
Hard 11Definition: Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the
figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
Hard 12Definition: Having disagreeable and abrupt
contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
Hard 13Definition: With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.
Hard 14Definition: With difficulty; as, the vehicle
Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
Hard 16Definition: So as to raise difficulties.
Hard 17Definition: With tension or strain of the
powers; violently; with force;
vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.
Hard 18Definition: Close or near.
Hard 19Definition: To harden; to make hard.
Hard 20Definition: A ford or passage across a river or swamp.
hard 21Definition: 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
hard 22Definition: 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
hard 23Definition: dried out; "hard dry
rolls left over from the day before"
hard 24Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
hard 25Definition: not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
hard 26Definition: metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
hard 27Definition: of speech
hard 28Definition: having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
hard 29Definition: very strong or vigorous; "strong
winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
hard 30Definition: having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"
hard 31Definition: 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"
hard 32Definition: to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
hard 33Definition: slowly and with difficulty;
"prejudices die hard"
hard 34Definition: causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank''s failure"
hard 35Definition: with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
hard 36Definition: earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
hard 37Definition: with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"
hard 38Definition: 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
hard 39Definition: into a solid condition; "concrete that
sets hard within a few hours"
hard 40Definition: indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"