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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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  • mallett
  • mallet
  • hallett
  • hallet
  • gallet

2. hard-fought

adjective. requiring great effort.

Synonyms

  • hard

Antonyms

  • ease
  • effortless

3. palate

noun. ['ˈpælət, ˈpælɪt'] the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.

Synonyms

  • mouth
  • rima oris
  • velum
  • tastebud
  • soft palate
  • oral cavity
  • hard palate
  • roof of the mouth
  • taste bud
  • gustatory organ
  • oral fissure

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • outside
  • inside
  • descend

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-palate


1. Noun Phrase
Injuries to the roof of the mouth may affect the hard palate, an immovable vault attached to the upper teeth, or the soft palate, which is near the back of the throat.

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