What is the opposite of softer?

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Great, or greater than normal, in intensity
“We are expecting heavy rain and higher winds tomorrow afternoon.”
Opposite of comparative for not hard or firm to touch
“The firm cushion has some practical uses, but it is at the expense of comfort.”
Opposite of comparative for physically easy to mold or manipulate
“Unfortunately, the use of a very inflexible material such as fiberglass has many limitations.”
(of a material or fabric) Opposite of comparative for having a smooth texture that is gentle to the sense of touch
“After receiving a vision, he abandoned his wealth, and traveled around in a rough garment to preach repentance.”
(of a walking surface) Opposite of comparative for dank, muddy, and full of water
“His consciousness started to wane when he fell and hit his head on the rocky surface.”
Opposite of comparative for expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
“The others were ready to go, standing slowly and squinting against the intense light.”
(of colours) Opposite of comparative for having a restrained or non-vibrant quality
“The forest was warm as summer and abloom with an abundance of colorful flowers.”
(of a voice or sound) Opposite of comparative for quiet and gentle to the ears
“We had to put up with loud noises and constant interference from the neighbors.”
(of a visual or image) Opposite of comparative for blurry and not defined
“He was a painter that specialized in still-life images that were clear and defined.”
(of words or language) Opposite of comparative for soothing and not harsh or angry
“They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity, plenty of harsh words are being uttered.”
Opposite of comparative for kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
Opposite of comparative for requiring or involving very little or no effort
“It was a difficult task because of the depth of the minefields.”
(colloquial) Opposite of comparative for physically weak
“I would love to play a strong and heroic character again if given another chance.”
(colloquial) Opposite of comparative for 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.”
(colloquial) Opposite of comparative for timid, or showing a lack of courage
“Obviously, I haven't been brave enough to broach this topic amongst our friends for fear of an outcry.”
(of a person's state of mind) Opposite of comparative for foolish, silly or simple-minded
“We have had a conversation about his transgressions and he has assured me that he is sensible enough to not repeat his mistakes again.”
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