Definition of hard-hitting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːdˈhɪtɪŋ/


Uncompromisingly direct and honest, especially in revealing unpalatable facts: a hard-hitting anti-fox-hunting poster
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  • In other words they wish to feed their own egos, impressing their public with their concept of direct hard-hitting so-called truths.
  • The Insider, an honest and hard-hitting film, won nothing.
  • It poses a direct and hard-hitting question: to what extent is civility compatible with religion?
uncompromising, blunt, forthright, frank, honest, direct, tough;
critical, condemnatory, unsparing, strongly worded, straight-talking, all out, pulling no punches, no holds barred, not mincing one's words, not beating about the bush
North American informal badass

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