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Hard (IPA: /ˈhɑɹd/)


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.

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

Difficult to resist or control; powerful.

Hard (superl.)

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.

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

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.

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (superl.)

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

Hard (adv.)

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

Hard (adv.)

With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.

Hard (adv.)

Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.

Hard (adv.)

So as to raise difficulties.

Hard (adv.)

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.

Hard (adv.)

Close or near.

Hard (v. t.)

To harden; to make hard.

Hard (n.)

A ford or passage across a river or swamp.

Hard ()

A name given to several different grasses, especially to the Roltbollia incurvata, and to the species of Aegilops, from one of which it is contended that wheat has been derived.

Hard

Firm or paved beach or slope by water that is convenient for hauling boats out of the water

Hard

2009 song by Rihanna ft. Jeezy

Hard

Municipality in Austria

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Quarter of the city of Zurich, Switzerland

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1998 film by John Huckert

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Herb) You are the city of god! You are the city of god! But a city on a hill is kinda of hard to hide it well!" - Godspell

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [As Iruka protected Naruto from Mizuki.] I was so hard on you, yelling, scolding... It must have hurt" - Naruto

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [giggles] Okay, are we going to do it the easy way, or the hard way?" - Flushed Away

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Helen lights a cigarette] It's going to be hard to take care of us if you're dead, too." - Raising Helen

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [to chorus girl] It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children." - 42nd Street (film)


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