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Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 19
2. With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.
3. Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
5. 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.
6. Close or near.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A ford or passage across a river or swamp.
2. 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.
Part of Speech: superlative
2. Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
3. Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
4. 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.
5. Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
6. Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
7. Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
8. Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
9. Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
10. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To harden; to make hard.
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