Definition of hard:

part of speech: adjective

Not easily penetrated: firm: solid: difficult to understand or accomplish: difficult to bear: painful: unjust: difficult to please: unfeeling: severe: stiff: constrained.

part of speech: adjective

With difficulty; urgently; laboriously; near; close.

part of speech: adverb

With urgency: with difficulty: close, near, as in HARD BY; HARD- A- LEE, i. e. close to the lee- side, etc.: earnestly: forcibly.

part of speech: adverb

Forcibly; laborlously; diligently; tempestuously; closely; near; roughly; to the utmost extent; so as to become firm and unyielding; with vexation, trouble, or sorrow.

part of speech: adjective

Compact and solid; firm; not easy to be pierced or broken; as, hard wood; unyielding; difficult of accomplishment; as, hard to understand; laborious; fatiguing; cruel; oppressive; severe; keen; austere; inflexible; unfeeling; exacting; not easily complied with; rough; coarse; not prosperous; uttered gutturally; stiff or formal.

part of speech: adjective

Firm; solid; difficult; painful; severe; laborious.

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