HyperDic: hard

English > 22 senses of the word hard:
ADJECTIVEallhard, difficultnot easy
allharddispassionate
allhardresisting weight or pressure
allhard, knockout, severevery strong or vigorous
allhard, arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomecharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
allhard, unvoiced, voiceless, surdproduced without vibration of the vocal cords
allhard, concentrated(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
allhard(of speech sounds)
allhard, intemperate, heavygiven to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
allhard, strongbeing distilled rather than fermented
allhard, toughunfortunate / unfortunate or hard to bear
allharddried out
ADVERBallhardwith effort or force or vigor
allhard, firmlywith firmness
allhardearnestly or intently
allhard, severelycausing great damage or hardship
allhard, hardlyslowly and with difficulty
allhard, heavily, intemperatelyindulging excessively
allhardinto a solid condition
allhardvery near or close in space or time
allhardwith pain or distress or bitterness
allhardto the full extent possible
hard > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rd
Rhymesavant-garde ... yard: 51 rhymes with aard...
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish / accomplish or comprehend or endure.
Example "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
Synonymdifficult
Attribute ofdifficulty, difficultnessThe quality of being difficult
Narrowerambitious, challengingrequiring full use of your abilities or resources
arduousDifficult to accomplish / accomplish
awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviableHard to deal with
baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, toughmaking great mental demands
catchy, trickyHaving concealed difficulty
delicate, ticklish, touchyDifficult to handle
fractiousunpredictably difficult in operation
hard-foughtrequiring great effort
herculeanExtremely difficult
nasty, tightexasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
rocky, roughFull of hardship or trials
rugged, toughVery difficult
seriousrequiring effort or concentration / concentration
tallimpressively difficult
thornyBristling with perplexities
troublesomeDifficult to deal with
tryingHard to endure
vexedCausing difficulty in finding an answer or solution
See alsocomplexcomplicated in structure
demandingrequiring more than usually expected or thought due
effortfulrequiring great physical effort
harddispassionate
Oppositeeasyposing no difficulty
Spanishdifícil, dura, duro
Catalandifícil, dur, dura
Nounshardnessthe quality of being difficult to do
Adverbshardslowly and with difficulty
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdispassionate.
Examples
  • "took a hard look"
  • "a hard bargainer"
Narrowercalculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewdUsed of persons
case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiledUsed of persons
steelyresembling steel as in hardness
See alsodifficult, hardnot easy
insensitiveDeficient in human sensibility
merciless, unmercifulHaving or showing no mercy
toughnot given to gentleness or sentimentality
OppositesoftCompassionate and kind
Spanishduro
Nounshardnessdevoid of passion or feeling
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 3
MeaningResisting weight or pressure.
Attribute ofhardnessThe property of being rigid and resistant to pressure
NarroweradamantineHaving the hardness of a diamond
al denteOf pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
corneous, hornlike, hornymade of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)
firm, solidnot soft or yielding to pressure
granitic, granitelike, rocklike, stonyHard as granite
hardened, setconverted to solid form (as concrete)
petrous, stonelike(of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone / stone in hardness
semihardSomewhat hard
steelyresembling steel in hardness
tumid, erectOf sexual organs
unyieldingresistant to physical force or pressure
woodymade hard like wood as the result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls
See alsosolidOf definite shape and volume
OppositesoftYielding readily to pressure or weight
Spanishduro
Catalandur
Nounshardnessthe property of being rigid and resistant to pressure
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 4
MeaningVery strong or vigorous.
Example "a hard left to the chin"
Synonymsknockout, severe
BroaderstrongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
Spanishduro, severo
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort.
Example "hard labor"
Synonymsarduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
Broadereffortfulrequiring great physical effort
Spanishagotador, arduo, duro, fatigoso, laborioso, penoso, pesado
Catalanardu, dur, esgotador, fatigant, fatigós, feixuc, laboriós, penós, pesat
Nounshardnessthe quality of being difficult to do
Adverbshardwith effort or force or vigor
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 6
Meaningproduced without vibration of the vocal cords.
Synonymsunvoiced, voiceless, surd
Narrowerwhisperedspoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords
Oppositevoiced, sonant, softproduced with vibration of the vocal cords
Spanishsordo
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source.
Synonymconcentrated
Oppositesoft, diffuse, diffused(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 8
Meaning(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum.
Example"Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
Narrowervelarproduced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as 'k' in 'cat' and 'g' in 'gun' and 'ng / ng' in 'sing')
Oppositesoft(of speech sounds)
Spanishduro, fuerte
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 9
Meaninggiven to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors.
Example"a hard drinker"
Synonymsintemperate, heavy
BroaderindulgentCharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
Spanishexcesivo, inmoderado, intemperado
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 10
MeaningDistilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content.
Example"hard liquor"
Synonymstrong
BroaderalcoholicCharacteristic of or containing alcohol
Spanishfuerte
Catalanfort
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 11
Meaningunfortunate / unfortunate or hard to bear.
Example"had hard luck"
Synonymtough
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishduro
Nounshardnessexcessive sternness
English > hard: 22 senses > adjective 12
Meaningdried out.
Example"hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
BroaderstaleLacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
Spanishduro, seco
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith effort or force or vigor.
Examples
  • "the team played hard"
  • "worked hard all day"
  • "pressed hard on the lever"
  • "hit the ball hard"
  • "slammed the door hard"
Spanishagotadoramente, arduamente, duramente, fatigosamente, laboriosamente, penosamente, pesadamente, rigurosamente
Adjectiveshardcharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWith firmness.
Example"held hard to the railing"
Synonymfirmly
Spanishfirmemente, fuerte
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 3
Meaningearnestly or intently.
Examples
  • "thought hard about it"
  • "stared hard at the accused"
Spanishintensamente, mucho
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 4
MeaningCausing great damage or hardship.
Example"industries hit hard by the depression"
Synonymseverely
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 5
Meaningslowly and with difficulty.
Example"prejudices die hard"
Synonymhardly
Adjectiveshardnot easy
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 6
Meaningindulging excessively.
Synonymsheavily, intemperately
Oppositelightlyindulging with temperance
Spanishcopiosamente, intemperadamente, pesadamente
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 7
MeaningInto a solid condition.
Example"concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
Adjectiveshardenedconverted to solid form (as concrete)
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 8
MeaningVery near or close in space or time.
Examples
  • "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"
  • "they were hard on his heels"
  • "a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening"
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 9
MeaningWith pain or distress or bitterness.
Example"he took the rejection very hard"
Spanishmal
English > hard: 22 senses > adverb 10
MeaningTo the full extent possible; all the way.
Examples
  • "hard alee"
  • "the ship went hard astern"
  • "swung the wheel hard left"

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