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hard British & World English

Solid, firm, and rigid; not easily broken, bent, or pierced

hard English Thesaurus

the ground was as hard as a rock

a tough nut British & World English

Someone who is difficult to deal with; a formidable person

a tough nut to crack British & World English

A difficult problem or an opponent that is hard to beat

hard on British & World English

Close to; following soon after

hard up British & World English

Short of money

hard-on British & World English

An erection of the penis

die hard British & World English

Disappear or change very slowly

hard hit British & World English

Badly affected

hard luck British & World English

Used to express sympathy or commiserations

hard-ass British & World English

Tough and uncompromising

hard case British & World English

A tough or intractable person

hard cash British & World English

Negotiable coins and banknotes as opposed to other forms of payment

hard clam British & World English

Another term for quahog.

hard coal British & World English

Another term for anthracite.

hard-code British & World English

Fix (data or parameters) in a program in such a way that they cannot be altered without modifying the program

hard copy British & World English

A printed version on paper of data held in a computer

hard core British & World English

The most active, committed, or doctrinaire members of a group or movement

hard disk British & World English

A rigid non-removable magnetic disk with a large data storage capacity

hard-edge British & World English

Of or relating to a style of abstract painting characterized by geometric shapes with sharply defined edges and often in bright colors

hard fern British & World English

A European fern of heathy places, which has long, narrow leathery fronds consisting of a row of thin lobes on each side of the stem

hard hat British & World English

A rigid protective helmet, as worn by factory and building workers

hard line British & World English

An uncompromising adherence to a firm policy

hard nut British & World English

A tough, aggressive, or insensitive person

hard pad British & World English

Hardening of the pads of the feet, a symptom of distemper in dogs and other animals

hard rock British & World English

Highly amplified rock music with a heavy beat

hard sell British & World English

A policy or technique of aggressive salesmanship or advertising

hard tack British & World English

Hard dry bread or biscuit, especially as rations for sailors or soldiers

hard-won British & World English

Having taken a great deal of effort to win or acquire

hard work British & World English

A great deal of effort or endurance

rock-hard British & World English

Extremely hard or solid

hard-core English Thesaurus

a hard-core following

hard-line English Thesaurus

a hard-line nationalist

hard hit New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

hard line New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

strict adherence to a policy

hard sign New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

a double prime ʺ used in transliterating Russian

hard cheese British & World English

Used to express sympathy over a petty matter

hard going British & World English

Difficult to understand or enjoy

hard-backed British & World English

(Of an object) having a firm, rigid back

hard-bitten British & World English

Tough and cynical

hard-boiled British & World English

(Of an egg) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid

hard-cooked British & World English

North American term for hard-boiled.

hard court British & World English

A tennis court surfaced with asphalt or another hard material

hard drive British & World English

A disk drive used to read from and write to a hard disk

hard-earned British & World English

Having taken a great deal of effort to earn or acquire

hard-edged British & World English

Having sharply defined edges


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