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hardheaded not easily moved, manipulated, or duped; shrewd; pragmatic. [2 definitions]
hardhearted without feeling or sympathy; pitiless.
hardihood strength, vigor, or determination; fortitude. [2 definitions]
hardily in a hardy manner.
hardiness the condition or quality of being hardy; strength; endurance. [2 definitions]
hard knocks difficult or painful experiences, disappointments, or instances of rough treatment.
hard labor compulsory physical labor imposed as part of a prison sentence.
hard-line unwilling to yield, esp. in regard to ideas or ideology.
hard-liner one who is unwilling to yield, esp. in regard to ideas or ideology.
hardly almost not at all; barely; scarcely; only just. [2 definitions]
hard maple the sugar maple.
hardness the state or condition of being hard. [2 definitions]
hard-nosed tough and practical; hardheaded.
hard of hearing unable to hear well.
hard-on (vulgar slang) an erection of the penis.
hard palate the hard, bony part of the roof of the mouth. (Cf. soft palate.)
hardpan any hard layer beneath the soil, such as hard subsoil or clay. [2 definitions]
hard rock a style of rock music characterized by heavy amplification and harsh or distorted electric guitar.
hard rubber rubber made tough and inflexible by treating it with sulfur at a high heat, used for hair combs, insulation, and the like.
hard sauce a sweet, creamy mixture of butter, confectioner's sugar, and rum or brandy that is often served over plum puddings, steamed cakes, and the like.
hard sell an aggressive method or instance of selling or advertising; high-pressure salesmanship.