Adjective Definition

hard

1.Definition: (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

Related Adjective(s):concentrated


2.Definition: (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum

"Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"


3.Definition: being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

"Hard liquor"

Related Adjective(s):strong


4.Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

"Hard labor"

Related Adjective(s):arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome


5.Definition: dispassionate

"Took a hard look", "A hard bargainer"


6.Definition: dried out

"Hard dry rolls left over from the day before"


7.Definition: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

"A hard drinker"

Related Adjective(s):heavy, intemperate


8.Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"Why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Related Adjective(s):difficult


9.Definition: produced without vibration of the vocal cords

Related Adjective(s):surd, unvoiced, voiceless


10.Definition: resisting weight or pressure


11.Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear

"Had hard luck"

Related Adjective(s):tough


12.Definition: very strong or vigorous

"A hard left to the chin"

Related Adjective(s):knockout, severe




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