1. Not easy;
    Requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure (synset 300748528)
    "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?"
  2. Dispassionate (synset 301158857)
    "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"
  3. Resisting weight or pressure (synset 301154418)
  4. Very strong or vigorous (synset 302330284)
    "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
  5. Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
    Especially physical effort (synset 300840083)
    "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"
  6. Produced without vibration of the vocal cords (synset 302294026)
    "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
  7. (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source (synset 301161269)
  8. (of speech sounds);
    Produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum (synset 301160012)
    "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
  9. Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors (synset 301302121)
    "a hard drinker"
  10. Being distilled rather than fermented;
    Having a high alcoholic content (synset 301162481)
    "hard liquor"
  11. Unfortunate or hard to bear (synset 301131133)
    "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
  12. Dried out (synset 301073471)
    "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
  1. With effort or force or vigor (synset 400091820)
    "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard"
  2. With firmness (synset 400092514)
    "held hard to the railing"
  3. Earnestly or intently (synset 400092597)
    "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
  4. Causing great damage or hardship (synset 400092328)
    "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
  5. Slowly and with difficulty (synset 400092166)
    "prejudices die hard"; "he was so dizzy he could hardly stand up straight"
  6. Indulging excessively (synset 400178004)
    "he drank heavily"
  7. Into a solid condition (synset 400093000)
    "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
  8. Very near or close in space or time (synset 400092809)
    "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening"
  9. With pain or distress or bitterness (synset 400092706)
    "he took the rejection very hard"
  10. To the full extent possible;
    All the way (synset 400092022)
    "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"

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