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Solid and resistant to pressure
“The glass would fall and shatter on the hard concrete floor.”
Requiring a great deal of effort
“It's hard work trying to get a good photo of my children who won't sit still.”
Forceful in nature
“The children delivered several hard blows to the pinata with their sticks.”
Difficult to comprehend or decipher
“This crossword puzzle is too hard for me to solve.”
Difficult to bear
“A recession was predicted and the populace braced themselves for hard times to come.”
Tough and exacting in one's expectations or treatment of others
“The drill sergeant was a hard man who was constantly barking instructions loudly at his soldiers.”
Able to withstand hardship
“It was grueling work, but he was a hard man and nothing fazed him.”
Hardworking in nature
“I feel lucky to have a group of hard workers in my team.”
Unquestionable or indisputable
“We must rely on hard facts to reach a determination as opposed to the whims of those with vested interests.”
Based on fact
“I will need some hard information on this matter, and not just something you made up.”
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.”
Established and not subject to change
“These are the hard rules of the establishment that you must abide by.”
Bitter or resentful in nature
“He still harbored hard feelings toward those who had wronged him in the past.”
With great force
“The athlete threw the javelin hard so as to cover as much distance as possible.”
With determination or diligence
“He had a burning ambition to become a professional cartoonist, and he worked hard daily to improve his craft.”
With difficulty
“Having returned from a knee injury, Federer's victory over Nadal in the Australian Open was hard earned.”
In an emotionally difficult manner
“He took the news of the Bitcoin crash hard as he had a lot invested in the cryptocurrency.”
(of rain) In a torrential manner
“It rained hard and all of our plans for the day had been ruined.”
(of one's gaze) In a highly interested or concerned manner
“Edith gazed hard at the intricate doll in the shop window, longing to play with it someday.”
In a steadfast manner
“During times of adversity, we must hold hard to our core principles more than ever.”
In a resentful manner
“The household budget was tight, and she complained hard about the electric bill.”
Such as to render something solid
“The lake had frozen hard during the bitter cold of the winter months.”
In a harsh or severe manner
“The Government reacted by clamping down hard on the civil unrest.”
Indulging excessively
“They partied hard into the night.”
Unwavering from one's opinion or persuasion
“Despite evidence to the contrary, he refused to change his hard opinions on the matter.”
(of liquor) Having an intoxicating nature
“I try to avoid drinking too much hard liquor as I do not enjoy being over-inebriated.”
(of drugs or narcotics) Strong or potent in nature
“His life was ruined once he started using hard drugs.”
(of the elements) Harsh and severe
“This year's winter has been particularly hard.”
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