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Hard

Synonyms for hard:

Sense 2

embittered, pragmatic, forcibly, realistic, indisputable, sick, iron, factual, fiercely, powerfully, unappetizing, rock-solid, prosaic, saline, slimy, emotional, unpalatable, colonial, frosted, incompressible, generous, disagreeable, uncomfortable, devilish, irrefutable, horrible, rime, undeniable, solidity, strenuously, permanent, black, closely, vigorously, dour, acrimonious, exacting, wooden, frosty, down-to-earth, abusive, freezing, forcefully, energetically, powerful, incontrovertible, nigh, chilling, infernal, depend on, rude, packed, frost.

Sense 3

nearby, matter of fact, near, rotten, evil, unquestionable, watery, exigent, practical, moist, precision, hardheaded, nameless, hardy, nagging, grim.

Sense 4

narrow, bitter, virulent, taxing, epic, sober, bleak, lousy, wet, hefty.

Sense 5

positive, crisp.

Sense 6

sensitivity, awful.

Sense 7

freeze, cold.

Sense 8

certain.

Sense 9

great.

Sense 18

sharp.

closely

intently.

confection

candy.

disquieting

disturbing.

grain

wheat.

harsh

violent.

heartless

loveless.

inedible

indigestible.

inflexible

refractory.

riotous

turbulent.

tedious

long.

wooden

wood.

Other synonyms and related words:

relentless, ungenerous, dour, hefty, hardy, mean, austere, alcoholic, cruel, stonyhearted, heavy, grim, unyielding, rigorous, inexorable, inflexible, inured, sturdy, spirituous, unrelenting, hard-bitten, grave, near, unsparing, callous, impervious, uncompromising, stout, unbending, hardheaded, wicked, stern.

adverse (adjective)

difficult, detrimental, disastrous, calamitous, miserable, distressful, unlucky, inauspicious, adverse, antipathetic, unfavorable, untoward, unfortunate, opposing, unfriendly, troublesome, catastrophic, perilous, unpropitious, tragic, grievous, burdensome.

bony (adjective)

ossified.

brutal (adjective)

inhuman.

certain (adjective)

unassailable, incontestable, inarguable, undisputable.

dense (adjective)

impenetrable.

depressing (adjective)

bleak.

difficult (adjective)

thorny, cumbersome, strenuous, wearying, toilsome, burdensome, finicky, laborious, difficult, oppressive, complicated, demanding, tight, complex, puzzling, rough, tricky, fussy, adverse, onerous, arduous, severe, knotty, stiff, troublesome, tough, wearing, trying, wearisome, cantankerous, contrary, formidable, uphill, grinding, ticklish, rugged, stressful, harsh, bothersome.

effortful (adjective)

effortful.

flinty (adjective)

steely, flinty.

hard (adjective)

solid, stiff, callous, rigid, firm.

inedible (adjective)

indigestible.

insensitive (adjective)

unfeeling, apathetic, emotionless, hardhearted, cool, aloof, cold-blooded, objective, hard-boiled, indifferent, hardened, unsympathetic, callous, detached, nonchalant, ruthless, unemotional, insensitive, dispassionate, numb, passionless, blunt, unconcerned, tough, uncompassionate, heartless, anesthetized, passive, stony.

intoxicating (adjective)

alcoholic.

mean (adjective)

snide.

obstinate (adjective)

opinionated, obstinate.

painful (adjective)

nagging.

positive (adjective)

positive.

resentful (adjective)

rancorous.

rocklike (adjective)

rigid, inflexible, set, dense, solid, impenetrable, strong, iron, firm, callous, concentrated, rocky, hardened, stiff, adamantine, stony, tough, compact, packed, unyielding.

rocky (adjective)

stonelike, rocklike, petrous.

severe (adjective)

grim, exacting, severe.

solid (adjective)

physical, unyielding, stable, firm, concrete, substantial, dense, set, solid.

strong (adjective)

well-founded.

tenacious (adjective)

resolute, bullheaded, persistent, tireless, obstinate, indomitable, staunch, dogged, strong, bulldogged, headstrong, flintlike, obdurate, determined, devoted, stony, stiff, brave, decisive, steadfast, plucky, indefatigable, stubborn, strong-willed, bold, persevering, spunky, true, tough, dauntless, hearty, insistent, fervent, unflagging, diligent, enduring, faithful, tenacious, courageous, undaunted.

true, indisputable (adjective)

positive, down-to-earth, realistic, practical, undeniable, pragmatic.

unsparing (adjective)

unsparing.

badly (adverb)

gravely.

fast (adverb)

steadfastly, securely.

severely (adverb)

oppressively.

all (adverb)

firmly.

in a fixed manner (adverb)

steadfastly, firmly, fast, tight.

lowly (adverb)

humble.

severely (adverb)

sternly, oppressively.

with determination (adverb)

strenuously, intently, closely.

with difficulty (adverb)

hardly, laboriously, harshly, badly, arduously.

with great force (adverb)

brutally, roughly, vigorously, seriously, heavily, furiously, energetically, fiercely, forcibly, frantically, severely, powerfully.

Sense 2 (noun)

monstrous, hateful, evil.

Sense 3 (noun)

vigorously, strenuously, laboriously.

Sense 5 (noun)

concerted, all-out, painstaking, incompressible, FULL BORE, last-ditch.

Sense 6 (noun)

Hard-handed, hardy, hard-bitten.

Sense 8 (noun)

icicle, effortful, taxing, frost, icy, glare ice, black ice, ice over, exacting, sharp, exigent.

Sense 12 (noun)

grim, dour, bleak.

Sense 13 (noun)

bitter.

Sense 14 (noun)

compassionless, Cold-hearted, stonyhearted.

Sense 15 (noun)

resentful, embittered, virulent, rancorous, acrimonious.

Sense 16 (noun)

irrefutable, inarguable, undisputable, indisputable, positive, unquestionable, certain, indubitable, incontestable, undeniable, incontrovertible.

Sense 17 (noun)

factual.

Sense 18 (noun)

realistic, hardheaded, unromantic, pragmatical, sober, matter of fact, down-to-earth, prosaic, practical, tough-minded, pragmatic.

Sense 19 (noun)

intoxicative, spirituous.

compact (noun)

unyielding.

cruel (noun)

unrelenting, perverse.

rock (noun)

stone.

intensified (verb)

intense.

Usage examples for hard:

  • Hard work was done. - "Men Called Him Master", Elwyn Allen Smith.
  • Hard to make, George said. - "O+F", John Moncure Wetterau.
  • Don't be too hard on me, Rosie. - "The Rosie World", Parker Fillmore.

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