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Adjective hard has 11 senses
  1. difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
  2. hard - metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"
    soft, coddled, pampered, spoiled, compliant, diffused, softened, easy, effeminate, weak, euphonious, liquid, mellow, mellowing
  3. hard - not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"
    soft, brushed, fleecy, napped, cheeselike, compressible, squeezable, cottony, cushioned, cushiony, padded, demulcent, emollient, salving, softening, downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy, flabby, flaccid, flocculent, woolly, wooly, yielding, mushy, overstuffed, softish, semisoft, spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike, velvet, velvety
  4. hard, knockout, severe - very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
    Antonym: weak (indirect, via strong)
  5. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome - characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"
    Antonym: effortless (indirect, via effortful)
  6. hard - of speech sounds
    soft, fricative, sibilant, spirant, palatal, palatalized, palatalised
  7. hard, heavy - of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
    Antonym: temperate (indirect, via intemperate)
  8. fermented, hard - having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"
    Antonym: unsoured (indirect, via soured)
  9. hard, strong - having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"
    Antonyms: nonalcoholic, soft (indirect, via alcoholic)
  10. hard, tough - unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
    Antonym: good (indirect, via bad)
  11. hard - dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
    fresh (indirect, via stale)
Adverbial hard has 10 senses
  1. hard - with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard"
    Derived from adjective
  2. hard, firmly - with firmness; "held hard to the railing"
  3. hard - earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
  4. hard, severely - causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
  5. hard - slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"
    Derived from adjective
  6. heavily, intemperately, hard - indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
  7. hard - into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
    Derived from adjective
  8. hard - very near or close in space or time; "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening"
  9. hard - with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"
  10. hard - to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
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