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hard

hard

 
pronunciation:
hard
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: harder, hardest
definition 1: not soft; solid.
I fell on the hard ground.
synonyms:
firm
antonyms:
soft
similar words:
solid, tough
definition 2: not easy; difficult.
Physics is a hard subject for some people.
synonyms:
difficult, tough
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
complex, nasty, rough
definition 3: giving a strong effort.
We are happy to have a hard worker on our team.
synonyms:
energetic
antonyms:
lazy
definition 4: asking for a lot of effort.
Ms. Johnson is a hard boss.
synonyms:
harsh, severe, strict
antonyms:
easy
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: harder, hardest
definition 1: with much effort.
He worked hard on the farm.I thought long and hard about what you told me.
definition 2: with great force or strength.
It rained hard last night.He hit me hard.
antonyms:
gently, slightly
Word Builder: hard +
  • harden:
    to make hard or harder.
  • hardworking:
    giving a strong effort.
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