What is the opposite of softened?

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Adjective
Opposite of weak or lacking in strength
Adjective
Opposite of low in volume
“She was a boisterous person who spoke with a loud tone of voice.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of weak in character, lacking determination or willpower
“He also stressed the importance of tackling corruption in a determined manner, as it is a threat to democracy.”
Adjective
Opposite of not expressed loudly, strongly or openly
Adjective
Opposite of expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
“The others were ready to go, standing slowly and squinting against the intense light.”
Adjective
Opposite of deeply moved emotionally
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to euphemism
Adjective
Opposite of restrained, subtle, and not trying to attract attention
“They contribute generously to village and family enterprises and avoid ostentatious displays of affluence.”
Adjective
(of a mixture or effect) Opposite of delicately complex and understated
“His tragic past is having an obvious impact on his mental health.”
Adjective
Opposite of lessened
Adjective
(especially of color, sounds, taste, etc.) Opposite of subtle or muted in nature
“Otis's unique contribution was in finding the perfect way to make his bold sounds enhance but never to intrude upon the sounds of the Chicago blues.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to make or become physically soft or softer
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to make or become less harsh or severe
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to cause to become physically weaker
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