• (superl.) Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
  • (superl.) Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
  • (superl.) Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
  • (superl.) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
  • (superl.) Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.
  • (superl.) Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.
  • (superl.) Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
  • (superl.) Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
  • (superl.) Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc.
  • (superl.) Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
  • (superl.) Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
  • (superl.) Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
  • (adv.) With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.
  • (adv.) With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.
  • (adv.) Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
  • (adv.) So as to raise difficulties.
  • (adv.) With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.
  • (adv.) Close or near.
  • (v. t.) To harden; to make hard.
  • (n.) A ford or passage across a river or swamp.

Compare hard with other words:

hard vs. string

flippant vs. hard

hard vs. nard

hard vs. harl

hard vs. hoard

hard vs. shard

gard vs. hard

hard vs. sard

hard vs. lard

hard vs. harm

hard vs. pard

fard vs. hard

chard vs. hard

bard vs. hard

hard vs. herd

hard vs. ward

hard vs. yard

hard vs. hark

hard vs. harp

hard vs. hart

hard vs. hare

card vs. hard

hard vs. heard

had vs. hard

hand vs. hard

hard vs. work

hard vs. temper

hard vs. stiffened

hard vs. make

hard vs. more

hard vs. harder

hard vs. intensive

hard vs. strenuous

hard vs. random

hard vs. obvious

hard vs. pressed

hard vs. nosed

hard vs. house

hard vs. hearted

hard vs. headed

difficulty vs. hard

demanding vs. hard

arduous vs. hard

hard vs. sabicu

hard vs. hardish

hard vs. uneath

gril vs. hard

damp vs. hard

challenge vs. hard

hard vs. involved

ambitious vs. hard

elusive vs. hard

hard vs. unyielding

expert vs. hard

hard vs. though

hard vs. spore

content vs. hard

complicated vs. hard

car vs. hard

burden vs. hard

cart vs. hard

hard vs. stiffness

hard vs. stale

drudgery vs. hard

hard vs. hash

fly vs. hard

austere vs. hard

hard vs. stringent

barken vs. hard

hard vs. induration

hard vs. hardening

hard vs. steely

hard vs. xylocarpous

hard vs. unrelenting

concretion vs. hard

hard vs. indurate

hard vs. sapsago

hard vs. rigid

dour vs. hard

hard vs. hardly

hard vs. macadamize

challenging vs. hard

dure vs. hard

gnarled vs. hard

hard vs. taskmaster

hard vs. tartar

hard vs. tug

corundum vs. hard

exoskeleton vs. hard

hard vs. stiff

carnauba vs. hard

flock vs. hard

hard vs. hardy

gentle vs. hard

dense vs. hard

hard vs. rocky

hard vs. relent

firm vs. hard

hard vs. tamped

hard vs. hexachord

hard vs. varnish

hard vs. scale

crust vs. hard

breeze vs. hard

coarse vs. hard

hard vs. rind

hard vs. parmesan

draconian vs. hard

hard vs. slave

hard vs. metal

hard vs. saw

hard vs. override

complex vs. hard

hard vs. slope

close vs. hard

beach vs. hard

hard vs. hardware

hard vs. harden

hard vs. hardness

flaccid vs. hard

equivocal vs. hard

hard vs. questionable

ambiguous vs. hard

doubtful vs. hard

controvertible vs. hard

hard vs. pleasant

hard vs. nice

amiable vs. hard

friendly vs. hard

approachable vs. hard

bearable vs. hard

agreeable vs. hard

hard vs. simple

hard vs. trite

hard vs. straightforward

easy vs. hard

hard vs. unquestionable

hard vs. unambiguous

hard vs. unequivocal

hard vs. indubitable

hard vs. incontrovertible

hard vs. strict

hard vs. hostile

hard vs. intolerable

hard vs. unbearable

hard vs. tough

hard vs. tricky

hard vs. puzzling

confusing vs. hard

hard vs. stony

hard vs. solid

hard vs. resistant

hard vs. soft

exercise vs. hard

hard vs. tight

hard vs. male

hard vs. muscle

compound vs. hard

dissolve vs. hard

calcium vs. hard

hard vs. strong

brutal vs. hard

hard vs. harsh

hard vs. unfriendly

hard vs. severe

effort vs. hard

hard vs. pressure

difficult vs. hard