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hard

 
Adjective hard has 11 senses
  1. difficult, hard - 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?"
  2. hard - metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
    Antonyms:
    soft, coddled, pampered, spoiled, compliant, diffused, softened, easy, effeminate, weak, euphonious, liquid, mellow, mellowing
  3. hard - not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
    Antonyms:
    soft, brushed, fleecy, napped, cheeselike, compressible, squeezable, cottony, cushioned, cushiony, padded, demulcent, emollient, salving, softening, downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy, flabby, flaccid, flocculent, woolly, wooly, yielding, mushy, overstuffed, softish, semisoft, spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike, velvet, velvety
  4. hard, knockout, severe - very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
    Antonym: weak (indirect, via strong)
  5. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome - 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"
    Antonym: effortless (indirect, via effortful)
  6. hard - of speech sounds
    Antonyms:
    soft, fricative, sibilant, spirant, palatal, palatalized, palatalised
  7. hard, heavy - of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
    Antonym: temperate (indirect, via intemperate)
  8. fermented, hard - having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"
    Antonym: unsoured (indirect, via soured)
  9. hard, strong - having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
    Antonyms: nonalcoholic, soft (indirect, via alcoholic)
  10. hard, tough - unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
    Antonym: good (indirect, via bad)
  11. hard - dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
    Antonym:
    fresh (indirect, via stale)
Adverbial hard has 10 senses
  1. hard - 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"
    Derived from adjective
    hard5
  2. hard, firmly - with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
  3. hard - earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
  4. hard, severely - causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
  5. hard - slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"
    Derived from adjective
    hard1
  6. heavily, intemperately, hard - indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
  7. hard - into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
    Derived from adjective
    hardened4
  8. hard - 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"
  9. hard - with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"
  10. hard - to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
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