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hard

hard as in 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 as in with firmness
  • "held hard to the railing"

Synonyms

  • firmlywith resolute determination; in a secure manner; with firmness
hard as in earnestly or intently
  • "thought hard about it"
  • "stared hard at the accused"
hard as in causing great damage or hardship
  • "industries hit hard by the depression"
  • "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"

Synonyms

  • severelyto a severe or serious degree; with sternness; causing great damage or hardship
hard as in slowly and with difficulty
  • "prejudices die hard"
  • "he was so dizzy he could hardly stand up straight"

Synonyms

  • hardlyonly a very short time before; almost not; slowly and with difficulty
hard as in indulging excessively
  • "he drank heavily"

Synonyms

  • heavilyto a considerable degree; in a heavy-footed manner; with great force; in a manner designed for heavy duty; slowly as if burdened by much weight; in a labored manner; indulging excessively
  • intemperatelyindulging excessively
hard as in into a solid condition
  • "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
hard as in 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"
hard as in with pain or distress or bitterness
  • "he took the rejection very hard"
hard as in to the full extent possible
  • "all the way"
  • "hard alee"
  • "the ship went hard astern"
  • "swung the wheel hard left"
hard as in 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"
  • "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Synonyms

hard as in dispassionate
  • "took a hard look"
  • "a hard bargainer"
hard as in resisting weight or pressure
    hard as in very strong or vigorous
    • "strong winds"
    • "a hard left to the chin"
    • "a knockout punch"
    • "a severe blow"

    Synonyms

    • knockoutvery strong or vigorous; a very attractive or seductive looking woman ; a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    • severeintensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; very strong or vigorous; severely simple; unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; very bad in degree or extent
    hard as in characterized by 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 punishing pace"

    Synonyms

    • arduouscharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; taxing to the utmost; difficult to accomplish
    • backbreakingcharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    • gruelingcharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    • gruellingcharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    • heavyslowly as if burdened by much weight; an actor who plays villainous roles ; a serious (or tragic) role in a play ; of comparatively great physical weight or density; unusually great in degree or quantity or number; of the military or industry; marked by great psychological weight; usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it ; (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; darkened by clouds; of great intensity or power or force; (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; of relatively large extent and density; made of fabric having considerable thickness; prodigious; full and loud and deep; given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; of great gravity or crucial import; slow and laborious because of weight; large and powerful; dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; sharply inclined; full of; requiring or showing effort; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; lacking lightness or liveliness; (of sleep) deep and complete; in an advanced stage of pregnancy
    • laboriouscharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    • operosecharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    • punishingresulting in punishment; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    • toilsomecharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
    hard as in produced without vibration of the vocal cords
    • "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"

    Synonyms

    • unvoicedproduced without vibration of the vocal cords; not made explicit
    • voicelessproduced without vibration of the vocal cords; deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; uttered without voice; being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech
    • surda consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords ; produced without vibration of the vocal cords
    hard as in (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

      Synonyms

      • concentratedgathered together or made less diffuse; of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced ; intensely focused; (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source ; being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature
      hard as in (of speech sounds)
      • "produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum"
      • "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
      hard as in given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
      • "a hard drinker"

      Synonyms

      • intemperate(of weather or climate) not mild; excessive in behavior; given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
      • heavyslowly as if burdened by much weight; an actor who plays villainous roles ; a serious (or tragic) role in a play ; of comparatively great physical weight or density; unusually great in degree or quantity or number; of the military or industry; marked by great psychological weight; usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it ; (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; darkened by clouds; of great intensity or power or force; (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; of relatively large extent and density; made of fabric having considerable thickness; prodigious; full and loud and deep; given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; of great gravity or crucial import; slow and laborious because of weight; large and powerful; dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; sharply inclined; full of; requiring or showing effort; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; lacking lightness or liveliness; (of sleep) deep and complete; in an advanced stage of pregnancy
      hard as in being distilled rather than fermented
      • "having a high alcoholic content"
      • "hard liquor"

      Synonyms

      • stronghaving strength or power greater than average or expected; not faint or feeble; having or wielding force or authority; having a strong physiological or chemical effect; immune to attack; of good quality and condition; of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; being distilled rather than fermented; freshly made or left; strong and sure
      hard as in unfortunate or hard to bear
      • "had hard luck"
      • "a tough break"

      Synonyms

      • toughsomeone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing ; an aggressive and violent young criminal ; a cruel and brutal fellow ; not given to gentleness or sentimentality; very difficult; physically toughened; substantially made or constructed; violent and lawless; feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); resistant to cutting or chewing ; unfortunate or hard to bear; making great mental demands
      hard as in dried out
      • "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"