Definitions of hard

  1.   characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion especially physical effort worked their arduous way up the mining valley a grueling campaign hard labor heavy work heavy going spent many laborious hours on the project set a punishing pace
  2.   not easy requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure a difficult task nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access difficult times a difficult child found himself in a difficult situation why is it so hard for you to keep a secret
  3.   having undergone fermentation hard cider
  4.   with firmness held hard to the railing
  5.   with effort or force or vigor the team played hard worked hard all day pressed hard on the lever hit the ball hard slammed the door hard
  6.   to the full extent possible all the way hard alee the ship went hard astern swung the wheel hard left
  7.   slowly and with difficulty prejudices die hard
  8.   causing great damage or hardship industries hit hard by the depression she was severely affected by the bank's failure
  9.   earnestly or intently thought hard about it stared hard at the accused
  10.   with pain or distress or bitterness he took the rejection very hard
  11.   very near or close in space or time it stands hard by the railroad tracks they were hard on his heels a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening
  12.   into a solid condition concrete that sets hard within a few hours
  13.   dried out hard dry rolls left over from the day before
  14.   of a drinker or drinking indulging intemperately does a lot of hard drinking a heavy drinker
  15.   indulging excessively he drank heavily
  16.   very strong or vigorous strong winds a hard left to the chin a knockout punch a severe blow
  17.   having a high alcoholic content hard liquor
  18.   unfortunate or hard to bear had hard luck a tough break
  19.   not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated hard as rock
  20.   metaphorically hard a hard fate took a hard look a hard bargainer a hard climb
  21.   of speech sounds
  22.   Difficult mentally or judicially not easily apprehended decided or resolved as a hard problem
  23.   Difficult to accomplish full of obstacles laborious fatiguing arduous as a hard task a disease hard to cure
  24.   Difficult to resist or control powerful
  25.   Difficult to bear or endure not easy to put up with or consent to hence severe rigorous oppressive distressing unjust grasping as a hard lot hard times hard fare a hard winter hard conditions or terms
  26.   Not easy or agreeable to the taste stiff rigid ungraceful repelling as a hard style
  27.   Rough acid sour as liquors as hard cider
  28.   Abrupt or explosive in utterance not aspirated sibilated or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another said of certain consonants as c in came and g in go as distinguished from the same letters in center general etc
  29.   Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance harsh as a hard tone
  30.   Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures formal lacking grace of composition
  31.   Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade
  32.   With pressure with urgency hence diligently earnestly
  33.   With difficulty as the vehicle moves hard
  34.   Uneasily vexatiously slowly
  35.   So as to raise difficulties
  36.   With tension or strain of the powers violently with force tempestuously vehemently vigorously energetically as to press to blow to rain hard hence rapidly as to run hard
  37.   Close or near
  38.   To harden to make hard
  39.   A ford or passage across a river or swamp
  40.   Hardness
  41.   Not easily penetrated cut or separated into parts not yielding to pressure firm solid compact applied to material bodies and opposed to soft as hard wood hard flesh a hard apple
  42.   Compact and solid firm not easy to be pierced or broken as hard wood unyielding difficult of accomplishment as hard to understand laborious fatiguing cruel oppressive severe keen austere inflexible unfeeling exacting not easily complied with rough coarse not prosperous uttered gutturally stiff or formal
  43.   Forcibly laborlously diligently tempestuously closely near roughly to the utmost extent so as to become firm and unyielding with vexation trouble or sorrow
  44.   Not easily penetrated firm solid difficult to understand or accomplish difficult to bear painful unjust difficult to please unfeeling severe stiff constrained
  45.   With urgency with difficulty close near as in HARD BY HARD A LEE i e close to the lee side etc earnestly forcibly
  46.   Firm solid difficult painful severe laborious
  47.   With difficulty urgently laboriously near close
  48.   Solid firm
  49.   Difficult rigorous severe
  50.   Unfeeling unsparing
  51.   Thoroughgoing and energetic
  52.   Coarse poor scanty offensive
  53.   Containing mineral salts said of water
  54.   In a hard manner
  55.   Firm solid not easily pressed penetrated or broken difficult to understand or solve or do or get over or bear painful laborious oppressive exacting unfeeling unkind severe unjust stiff distressing
  56.   Close near diligently laboriously earnestly Hard up in want of money or means To die hard to die with a strnggle or impenitent Hard water that which contains some mineral substance that decomposes soap and thus renders it unfit for washing Hard a lee an order to put the helm close to the lee side of the ship Hard a port to the larboard or port side Hard a starboard to the starboard side Hard a weather to the windward side
  57.   Difficult to please or influence stern unyielding obdurate unsympathetic unfeeling cruel as a hard master a hard heart hard words a hard character
  58.   Not easily penetrated firm solid not soft not easy to be done or executed laborious fatiguing severe oppressive unkind rough sour as applied to beer c unprosperous as hard times avaricious and exacting in the fine arts applied to a style which rejects the graces and too rigidly adheres to the mere mechanism of art
  59.   Close near earnestly diligently as to read hard to work hard importunately nimbly with great force

Antonyms for hard

easy, fresh, fleecy, delicate, liberal, mutable, transient, flowing, cushiony, gentle, trifling, submissive, cordial, demulcent, apocryphal, run down, unjustified, caring, Sapped, mortal, worn-out, relaxed, whippy, unsubstantial, softhearted, tractable, Prostrated, lessened, luxurious, enervated, low, bendable, faint, wasted, indulgent, unproblematic, accessible, loose, stretch, unwarranted, diffuse, volatile, clean, embroidered, fluctuating, sweet, unauthentic, Abated, fluent, balmy, springy, fallacious, pleasant, smooth, Relenting, fricative, mild, napped, enfeebled, ready, forbearing, slack, softish, merciful, patient, stretchable, brushed, Lightened, elementary, nonsensical, nonalcoholic, susceptible, reduced, lax, empathic, shallow, wimpish, pliable, liquid, variable, pliant, incapacitated, qualified, soft, unconventional, debilitated, lank, woolly, down-and-out, breakable, wimpy, nonvalid, forgiving, groundless, understanding, voiced, downlike, infirm, empathetic, bearable, characterless, changeful, cheeselike, casual, good-natured, mindless, simple, nerveless, fluid, painless, made-up, unbitter, limp, spineless, thin, comfortable, sensitive, broad-minded, compliant, humane, user-friendly, perishable, palatal, lightly, feeble, clement, inconstant, illogical, spongy, changeable, open-ended, peaceful, squishy, cozy, unspecified, affectionate, benignant, mythical, loving, unresistant, sibilant, resilient, docile, flexible, frangible, softening, warm, kindly, implausible, prostrate, cushy, continuant, nontraditional, puny, endurable, warmhearted, nonabrasive, mushy, flaccid, compromising, temperate, malleable, make believe, namby-pamby, moderated, nonfactual, cushioned, invertebrate, weakened, negotiable, eased, fictionalized, undemanding, weak, comforting, palatalized, weakling, trivial, salving, unstable, fictional, chimerical, spongelike, decreased, exaggerated, lenient, squooshy, palatalised, relaxing, snap, acquiescent, scattered, responsive, softened, imaginary, airy, reasonable, semisoft, tender, unfounded, friendly, unpredictable, mercurial, fragile, subservient, speculative, hypothetical, persuadable, easygoing, good, fabulous, one-dimensional, sympathetic, invalid, subdued, emollient, laid-back, simplified, genial, unsupportable, unsupported, unreasonable, velvet, invented, diseased, flickery, porous, hospitable, good-tempered, strident, fanciful, superficial, placable, slight, moderate, wishy-washy, pretend, kind, cheap, fond, soothing, misguided, toned, slavish, willing, calm, exhausted, languid, emasculated, supple, nonindulgent, progressive, milk-and-water, compressible, tolerant, reposeful, wooly, crippled, squeezable, tolerable, elastic, velvety, benign, fantastic, effete, pulpy, flimsy, yielding, kindhearted, resistless, Misled, floppy, temporary, adjustable, mellow, unrestricted, skin-deep, bouncy, flossy, capricious, strict, flocculent, unsubstantiated, complaisant, temperamental, cottony, padded, tenderhearted, gracious, nonorthodox, compassionate, worn, alleviated, restful, amenable, clear, obedient, unsettled, open-minded, light, weak-kneed, asthenic, imagined, spirant, charitable, stretchy, snug, unorthodox, diminished, unsound, permeable, undocumented, agreeable, radical, fluffy, effortless, achievable, doable, receptive, droopy, unconvincing, diffused, vulnerable, downhill, uncomplicated, facile, unsteady, squashy, flabby, benevolent, Foundationless, commiserative, nonrational, limp-wristed, unrestrained, Unreasoned, bland, governable, wet, hands down, baseless, manageable, comfy, indefinite, downy, insupportable, irrational, theoretical, overstuffed, fictitious, false, accepting, uninformed, complying, uncertain, nonconventional, frail, legendary.

Quotes of hard

  1. I've always done things the hard way I was born like a piece of tangled yarn The job is trying to untangle it and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life – Karen Allen
  2. I work hard at that but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I've written that you never hear – John Fogerty
  3. Directing is too hard it takes too much time and it doesn't pay very well – Harrison Ford
  4. The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day that I never dog it – Wayne Gretzky
  5. It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed – Kin Hubbard
  6. It's hard to compare actors from different generations – Kim Hunter
  7. It appears fashionable these days and almost politically correct to blame hard -working immigrants especially those from Mexico and Central America for the social and economic ills of our state and nation – Roger Mahony
  8. But at school I wasn't athletic and if you're not athlete in high school it's kind of hard to find your place so play practice seemed perfect especially if you were as uncoordinated as I was – Piper Perabo
  9. Really it's hard to know where the Republican Party ends and the Tea Party begins – Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  10. People think I must have been so talented at an early age but I don't know was it talent or hard work Who knows – Monica Seles
  11. No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas – Alfred Emanuel Smith
  12. Looking so cool his greed is hard to conceal he's fresh out of law school you gave him a license to steal – Al Stewart
  13. It's hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you're being pushed to do it differently I've had fights over that That's why it's so important that you work with good people – Uma Thurman
  14. If someone wants to give you like $100 million it's hard to say no But I don't want to accept that kind of money right now I'd feel burdened by it – Michelle Wie
  15. Yes there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear smiling and happy when the curtain goes up Giving a performance is the least of their worries – Florenz Ziegfeld

Usage examples for hard

  1. It was hard very hard to believe but it was so – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  2. But I'll try hard hard – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  3. My but that was hard work – The Adventures of Mr. Mocker by Thornton W. Burgess
  4. Father often give me hard things to do and I did 'em ” – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  5. It was because I thought so hard about it – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  6. Well Tom it's a hard case but perhaps the doctor will think better of it – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  7. That was hard work too – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  8. They are so hard – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  9. Very hard indeed Mr Carbottle ” – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  10. Hard enough to hurt – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  11. Won't you find it hard to live on that – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  12. Never mind it will keep me from thinking too hard she thought – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  13. It's so hard to help that sort – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  14. You must not be too hard on us ” – The Bridal March; One Day by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  15. But not hard enough – A Yankee in the Trenches by R. Derby Holmes
  16. Life on the run was hard – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  17. Oh it's not hard when you come right to it said Harry laughing – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  18. You know it's hard enough for me to go off and leave you here like this – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  19. Have you looked hard – The Venus Trap by Evelyn E. Smith
  20. He knew it was going to be a hard day – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller

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