What is another word for hard?

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Solid and resistant to pressure
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“The glass would fall and shatter on the hard concrete floor.”
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Requiring a great deal of effort
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“It's hard work trying to get a good photo of my children who won't sit still.”
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Forceful in nature
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“The children delivered several hard blows to the pinata with their sticks.”
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Difficult to comprehend or decipher
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“This crossword puzzle is too hard for me to solve.”
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Difficult to bear
“A recession was predicted, and the populace braced themselves for hard times to come.”
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Tough and exacting in one's expectations or treatment of others
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“The drill sergeant was a hard man who was constantly barking instructions loudly at his soldiers.”
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Able to withstand hardship
“It was grueling work, but he was a hard man and nothing fazed him.”
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Hardworking in nature
“I feel lucky to have a group of hard workers in my team.”
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Unquestionable or indisputable
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“We must rely on hard facts to reach a determination as opposed to the whims of those with vested interests.”
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Based on fact
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“I will need some hard information on this matter, and not just something you made up.”
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Confronting or thought-provoking in nature
“His life was a mess, and it was time to ask himself some hard questions about the choices he had made.”
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Established and not subject to change
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“These are the hard rules of the establishment that you must abide by.”
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Bitter or resentful in nature
“He still harbored hard feelings toward those who had wronged him in the past.”
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Unwavering from one's opinion or persuasion
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“Despite evidence to the contrary, he refused to change his hard opinions on the matter.”
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(of liquor) Having an intoxicating nature
“I try to avoid drinking too much hard liquor as I do not enjoy being over-inebriated.”
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(of drugs or narcotics) Strong or potent in nature
“His life was ruined once he started using hard drugs.”
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(of the elements) Harsh and severe
“This year's winter has been particularly hard.”
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Upsetting in nature
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Not romantic
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Without the natural, conventional, or usual covering
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Denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
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Denotes the use of derogatory or derisory language intended to hurt or insult others
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Devoid of moisture
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Having a tough, hard texture like leather
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Full of knots, knotty
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Physically unyielding, taut or stiff
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(of a liquid) Having turned into ice as a result of extreme cold
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No longer nubile or suitable for marriage, in reference to people
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Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity
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Having a crisp texture
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Made unpalatable or inedible by cooking for too long
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Having become or being made callous
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Air-filled
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Doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile
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Consisting or full of rock or rocks
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Hard or sharp in quality
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Offering little reward, substance, or nourishment
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Never relaxing or slackening
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Not perfected
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Inedible
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Having an irregular or uneven surface, edge, or outline
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Made of metal
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Enlarged and rigid
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Brazen or flashy
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Showing or feeling strong dislike or disrespect