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Hard

Definition

[adv] 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"
[adv] to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
[adv] slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"
[adv] causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
[adv] with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
[adv] earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
[adv] with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"
[adv] 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"
[adv] into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
[adv] indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
[adj] 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 is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
[adj] 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 punishing pace"
[adj] dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
[adj] unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
[adj] not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
[adj] metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
[adj] of speech sounds
[adj] having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
[adj] very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
[adj] having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"

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Antonyms

easy, lightly, soft