Synonyms
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1. hard-boiled

adjective. tough and callous by virtue of experience.

Synonyms

  • pugnacious
  • hard-bitten

Antonyms

  • sensitive
  • easy
  • comfortable

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2. hard-fought

adjective. requiring great effort.

Synonyms

  • hard

Antonyms

  • ease
  • effortless

3. hard-pressed

adjective. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty.

Synonyms

  • distressed
  • troubled
  • in a bad way

Antonyms

  • euphoric
  • elated
  • unconcerned
  • quiet

4. hard

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrd'] not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure.

Synonyms

  • delicate
  • problematic
  • tall
  • difficultness
  • troublesome
  • difficulty
  • thorny
  • elusive
  • arduous
  • serious
  • challenging
  • fractious
  • demanding
  • awkward
  • knotty
  • herculean
  • rugged
  • embarrassing
  • vexed
  • ambitious
  • touchy
  • rocky
  • catchy
  • tough
  • unenviable
  • tricky
  • sticky
  • nasty
  • trying
  • difficult
  • problematical
  • tight
  • effortful
  • hard-fought
  • ticklish
  • baffling

Antonyms

  • ease
  • effortless
  • undemanding
  • polished

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. hard

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrd'] dispassionate; .

Synonyms

  • shrewd
  • conniving
  • steely
  • case-hardened
  • tough
  • hardened
  • calculative
  • calculating
  • hard-boiled
  • unmerciful
  • insensitive
  • merciless
  • scheming

Antonyms

  • sensitive
  • easy
  • merciful
  • tender

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. hard

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrd'] resisting weight or pressure.

Synonyms

  • stony
  • woody
  • firm
  • adamantine
  • semihard
  • al dente
  • granitelike
  • set
  • stonelike
  • horny
  • tumid
  • granitic
  • hardness
  • unyielding
  • solid
  • steely
  • erect
  • petrous
  • hornlike
  • rocklike
  • hardened

Antonyms

  • softness
  • simple
  • euphonious
  • exact

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. hard

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrd'] very strong or vigorous.

Synonyms

  • strong
  • severe

Antonyms

  • tough
  • unrefined
  • unskilled

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. hard

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrd'] characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort.

Synonyms

  • toilsome
  • arduous
  • effortful
  • gruelling
  • laborious
  • operose
  • grueling
  • backbreaking
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • regular
  • even
  • fine
  • ironed

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. hard

adverb. ['ˈhɑːrd'] with firmness.

Antonyms

  • little

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. hard

adverb. ['ˈhɑːrd'] causing great damage or hardship.

Antonyms

  • unquestionable

Etymology

  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word hard-knocks


1. Noun Phrase
Although the G-Shock watch was designed for its ability to withstand hard knocks during sporting activities, the brand also has fashion cred.

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