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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; firm; tough.
It hurt when I fell on the hard ground.
synonyms:
firm
antonyms:
soft, spongy
similar words:
rigid, solid, tough
definition 2: difficult.
Learning to ice skate is hard for some people.
synonyms:
difficult, tough
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
complex, knotty, nasty, painful, rough, stiff, tricky
definition 3: not easy to deal with.
I had to think for a while before I answered that hard question.
synonyms:
difficult
antonyms:
easy, simple
similar words:
knotty, painful, stiff, tough, tricky
definition 4: full of energy; giving a strong effort.
We were happy to have a hard worker on our team.
synonyms:
energetic, industrious
antonyms:
lazy
similar words:
diligent
definition 5: without kindness or softness.
The witch had hard eyes.
synonyms:
harsh
antonyms:
gentle
similar words:
callous, ruthless, stern
definition 6: asking for a great effort; strict; demanding.
We think she is a hard teacher because she gives so much homework.
synonyms:
demanding, harsh, severe, strict
antonyms:
easy, soft
similar words:
exacting
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: harder, hardest
definition 1: with much effort; diligently.
He worked hard in the fields.I thought hard about the problem.
antonyms:
easily
definition 2: in a harsh or severe way.
She looked at me hard before turning away.
synonyms:
harshly, severely
antonyms:
casually, soft
definition 3: with great force or strength.
It rained hard last night.He hit me hard.
synonyms:
fiercely, violently
antonyms:
gently, lightly, slightly
Word Builder: hard +
  • harden:
    to make hard or harder.
  • hardworking:
    giving a strong effort.
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