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Synonyms for hard
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. difficult, hard(adj)

    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"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

    Synonyms:
    severe, voiceless, arduous, grueling, tough, toilsome, concentrated, heavy, difficult, laborious, gruelling, intemperate, knockout, punishing, unvoiced, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong, unmanageable

    Antonyms:
    semisoft, palatalised, diffused, spirant, spongy, cushioned, good, downlike, compressible, brushed, sibilant, effortless, weak, palatalized, salving, wooly, strict, cottony, napped, soft, fricative, softening, downy, velvet, mellow, continuant, flaccid, cushiony, nonalcoholic, spongelike, nonindulgent, flocculent, squishy, demulcent, strident, cheeselike, flossy, yielding, palatal, fresh, padded, fluffy, squeezable, softish, diffuse, fleecy, velvety, squashy, overstuffed, mushy, emollient, woolly

  2. hard(adj)

    dispassionate

    "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, toilsome, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong

    Antonyms:
    strict, palatalised, cushioned, emollient, salving, downlike, fricative, wooly, effortless, soft, semisoft, flaccid, flocculent, overstuffed, demulcent, yielding, diffuse, cheeselike, nonindulgent, nonalcoholic, mushy, continuant, cottony, compressible, fresh, good, squashy, velvet, fleecy, palatal, fluffy, spongy, weak, woolly, cushiony, brushed, spongelike, downy, palatalized, diffused, softish, squeezable, spirant, padded, flossy, softening, squishy, sibilant, strident, velvety, mellow, napped

  3. hard(adj)

    resisting weight or pressure

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, toilsome, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong

    Antonyms:
    squashy, flaccid, sibilant, wooly, fresh, napped, continuant, cottony, velvet, palatalized, effortless, strident, palatalised, semisoft, compressible, padded, good, soft, cheeselike, flossy, squishy, fricative, nonalcoholic, downy, flocculent, mellow, yielding, strict, softish, spongelike, spirant, velvety, mushy, weak, diffused, squeezable, spongy, fleecy, overstuffed, cushiony, fluffy, brushed, salving, woolly, nonindulgent, diffuse, palatal, emollient, demulcent, softening, downlike, cushioned

  4. hard, knockout, severe(adj)

    very strong or vigorous

    "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, wicked, grueling, tough, grievous, serious, terrible, toilsome, stark, life-threatening, spartan, stern, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, grave, austere, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, dangerous, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong

    Antonyms:
    soft, cushioned, palatalized, flocculent, palatal, strident, diffused, softening, continuant, mellow, nonalcoholic, overstuffed, velvet, fricative, squashy, downlike, sibilant, softish, demulcent, napped, fluffy, spongelike, mushy, effortless, wooly, yielding, compressible, brushed, emollient, fresh, good, downy, padded, velvety, squishy, strict, weak, semisoft, cheeselike, cottony, nonindulgent, palatalised, diffuse, salving, fleecy, squeezable, spongy, spirant, woolly, flaccid, cushiony, flossy

  5. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)

    characterized by 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"

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, straining, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, arduous, operose, strenuous, heavy, heavy(p), big(a), labored, profound, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    cushioned, cheeselike, sibilant, weak, brushed, yielding, soft, softening, flaccid, demulcent, downlike, effortless, nonindulgent, strict, velvety, cottony, fresh, napped, cushiony, good, squashy, flossy, fleecy, diffused, flocculent, mushy, salving, semisoft, overstuffed, compressible, fricative, spongy, squishy, velvet, palatalised, squeezable, softish, wooly, palatal, continuant, diffuse, emollient, strident, woolly, palatalized, spongelike, fluffy, spirant, nonalcoholic, padded, mellow, downy

  6. unvoiced, voiceless, surd, hard(adj)

    produced without vibration of the vocal cords

    "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"

    Synonyms:
    unspoken, unstated, disfranchised, arduous, unuttered, backbreaking, disenfranchised, breathed, unsaid, toilsome, aphonic, unverbalized, voiceless, laborious, difficult, tough, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, severe, operose, knockout, heavy, surd, unverbalised, grueling, voteless, strong, unexpressed

    Antonyms:
    velvety, fluffy, squeezable, strident, softening, softish, flocculent, cushiony, semisoft, diffused, cottony, downy, mushy, soft, weak, cushioned, squashy, yielding, diffuse, cheeselike, velvet, fleecy, salving, padded, continuant, wooly, flaccid, strict, napped, fricative, mellow, squishy, nonalcoholic, emollient, flossy, nonindulgent, sibilant, brushed, good, demulcent, spongelike, compressible, spongy, effortless, downlike, palatal, palatalized, woolly, overstuffed, palatalised, spirant, fresh

  7. hard, concentrated(adj)

    (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, toilsome, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong, saturated

    Antonyms:
    yielding, palatalised, wooly, soft, fleecy, cushiony, flaccid, strident, downlike, woolly, overstuffed, flossy, squishy, squeezable, cheeselike, softish, sibilant, demulcent, palatalized, spongy, velvet, squashy, padded, mellow, brushed, softening, diffused, palatal, cushioned, downy, fluffy, napped, flocculent, cottony, fricative, spirant, continuant, diffuse, velvety, emollient, compressible, mushy, spongelike, nonindulgent, fresh, weak, semisoft, strict, nonalcoholic, salving, effortless, good

  8. hard(adj)

    (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum

    "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, toilsome, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong

    Antonyms:
    demulcent, nonalcoholic, spirant, soft, cottony, fresh, fluffy, semisoft, squeezable, palatalized, flaccid, spongy, woolly, palatalised, velvet, downy, napped, fricative, mushy, spongelike, yielding, diffuse, padded, cushiony, overstuffed, diffused, cheeselike, sibilant, cushioned, softening, velvety, compressible, squishy, emollient, softish, wooly, brushed, strident, continuant, nonindulgent, weak, mellow, palatal, squashy, effortless, strict, flossy, flocculent, fleecy, salving, downlike, good

  9. intemperate, hard, heavy(adj)

    given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

    "a hard drinker"

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, arduous, operose, heavy, heavy(p), big(a), labored, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    diffused, fleecy, nonindulgent, continuant, flocculent, cushioned, soft, salving, spirant, padded, spongelike, flaccid, velvety, fluffy, emollient, cottony, mellow, mushy, cushiony, squeezable, good, overstuffed, napped, spongy, nonalcoholic, brushed, softish, palatalised, sibilant, yielding, strict, palatalized, velvet, squashy, downlike, semisoft, downy, fricative, flossy, strident, effortless, compressible, wooly, diffuse, weak, cheeselike, softening, palatal, squishy, fresh, demulcent, woolly

  10. hard, strong(adj)

    being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

    "hard liquor"

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, potent, impregnable, toilsome, substantial, unattackable, stiff, inviolable, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, unassailable, knockout, gruelling, solid, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, firm, warm, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong, secure

    Antonyms:
    brushed, padded, yielding, napped, softish, velvety, spongelike, cushioned, fleecy, nonalcoholic, effortless, palatal, wooly, flaccid, mellow, fluffy, flossy, salving, fresh, good, overstuffed, downy, fricative, compressible, demulcent, soft, cottony, diffused, downlike, semisoft, strict, weak, diffuse, nonindulgent, emollient, mushy, sibilant, spirant, velvet, spongy, squashy, palatalized, woolly, strident, palatalised, cheeselike, flocculent, squeezable, squishy, cushiony, continuant, softening

  11. hard, tough(adj)

    unfortunate or hard to bear

    "had hard luck"; "a tough break"

    Synonyms:
    severe, knotty, arduous, grueling, tough, ruffianly, toilsome, bad, rugged, sturdy, toughened, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, elusive, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, problematic, operose, backbreaking, problematical, surd, strong, baffling

    Antonyms:
    sibilant, salving, nonindulgent, strict, flossy, squeezable, compressible, fricative, soft, softening, squashy, padded, diffused, flaccid, continuant, emollient, cheeselike, effortless, diffuse, good, cushioned, spongelike, palatal, yielding, mushy, woolly, downy, weak, brushed, fleecy, spirant, spongy, demulcent, nonalcoholic, velvety, palatalized, overstuffed, semisoft, cottony, fresh, strident, downlike, wooly, velvet, palatalised, flocculent, mellow, squishy, cushiony, fluffy, softish, napped

  12. hard(adverb)

    dried out

    "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, toilsome, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, operose, backbreaking, surd, strong

    Antonyms:
    strict, squashy, cheeselike, cushiony, velvety, spongy, fricative, weak, diffuse, downlike, compressible, flaccid, effortless, sibilant, squeezable, soft, nonalcoholic, emollient, cottony, palatal, strident, palatalised, palatalized, salving, good, brushed, napped, padded, softish, nonindulgent, cushioned, diffused, woolly, flossy, spongelike, fluffy, fresh, spirant, continuant, fleecy, semisoft, mushy, wooly, downy, softening, squishy, mellow, velvet, overstuffed, yielding, flocculent, demulcent

  13. hard(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    nonalcoholic, diffuse, fresh, weak, spirant, padded, softish, squashy, palatalised, cottony, diffused, velvet, napped, softening, nonindulgent, cushiony, fricative, cheeselike, flossy, spongy, downy, mushy, compressible, brushed, wooly, fluffy, overstuffed, strident, effortless, soft, flaccid, palatalized, flocculent, emollient, salving, velvety, mellow, downlike, sibilant, demulcent, squishy, strict, squeezable, fleecy, palatal, spongelike, woolly, semisoft, continuant, good, cushioned, yielding

  14. hard, firmly(adverb)

    with firmness

    "held hard to the railing"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, severely, firmly, steadfastly, heavily, unwaveringly, firm, securely

    Antonyms:
    good, nonindulgent, squishy, flaccid, palatalised, weak, compressible, nonalcoholic, softish, fleecy, semisoft, strict, squeezable, brushed, velvet, sibilant, softening, cushiony, diffused, fresh, emollient, fricative, demulcent, palatal, squashy, flocculent, padded, soft, spongy, spirant, mushy, spongelike, woolly, napped, strident, wooly, cheeselike, palatalized, diffuse, flossy, cushioned, mellow, overstuffed, effortless, yielding, fluffy, salving, velvety, downlike, cottony, continuant, downy

  15. hard(adverb)

    earnestly or intently

    "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    nonalcoholic, mushy, mellow, cheeselike, fricative, squishy, squashy, flossy, cushioned, spongy, napped, continuant, velvety, spongelike, salving, brushed, soft, semisoft, woolly, squeezable, fluffy, demulcent, fleecy, nonindulgent, cushiony, wooly, sibilant, diffuse, palatalised, yielding, softish, cottony, compressible, overstuffed, effortless, fresh, downy, good, spirant, downlike, palatalized, softening, palatal, velvet, padded, diffused, weak, strict, flocculent, emollient, strident, flaccid

  16. hard, severely(adverb)

    causing great damage or hardship

    "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"

    Synonyms:
    badly, severely, firmly, sternly, gravely, intemperately, heavily, seriously

    Antonyms:
    softening, fluffy, squashy, mushy, padded, nonindulgent, fricative, velvety, fleecy, strident, fresh, spirant, sibilant, diffuse, cheeselike, semisoft, soft, brushed, cottony, continuant, wooly, salving, palatal, overstuffed, squishy, emollient, velvet, spongy, weak, cushiony, good, compressible, flossy, woolly, strict, downlike, cushioned, palatalised, flaccid, yielding, effortless, mellow, downy, diffused, nonalcoholic, palatalized, demulcent, spongelike, squeezable, flocculent, napped, softish

  17. hard(adverb)

    slowly and with difficulty

    "prejudices die hard"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    good, fresh, softening, diffused, palatalized, mushy, cheeselike, downy, spongy, padded, softish, flocculent, downlike, palatalised, cushioned, soft, diffuse, fleecy, strict, strident, salving, cushiony, compressible, squeezable, emollient, nonindulgent, mellow, spirant, sibilant, velvet, squishy, effortless, spongelike, demulcent, semisoft, yielding, flossy, brushed, wooly, squashy, overstuffed, velvety, palatal, napped, continuant, fricative, woolly, fluffy, flaccid, nonalcoholic, weak, cottony

  18. heavily, intemperately, hard(adverb)

    indulging excessively

    "he drank heavily"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, heavy, severely, to a great extent

    Antonyms:
    brushed, napped, compressible, diffuse, soft, nonalcoholic, spirant, flocculent, overstuffed, padded, mushy, cottony, fleecy, fricative, cushioned, yielding, fresh, wooly, palatalized, palatalised, cheeselike, palatal, softening, weak, emollient, flaccid, continuant, fluffy, woolly, squeezable, diffused, downlike, strident, squashy, demulcent, salving, effortless, sibilant, cushiony, spongy, good, squishy, spongelike, softish, downy, velvet, nonindulgent, semisoft, mellow, flossy, velvety, strict

  19. hard(adverb)

    into a solid condition

    "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    downlike, velvety, continuant, semisoft, spongy, cushioned, squishy, mushy, strident, palatalized, napped, wooly, fleecy, cottony, weak, cushiony, fricative, compressible, soft, spongelike, palatalised, emollient, diffuse, overstuffed, strict, good, brushed, demulcent, velvet, fresh, mellow, effortless, sibilant, downy, fluffy, squashy, woolly, palatal, yielding, padded, flaccid, diffused, spirant, nonindulgent, nonalcoholic, cheeselike, softish, salving, softening, squeezable, flossy, flocculent

  20. hard(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    diffused, flossy, mellow, compressible, flaccid, softish, cheeselike, flocculent, fricative, overstuffed, velvety, squashy, soft, good, effortless, strident, nonindulgent, fresh, spongy, cottony, strict, brushed, sibilant, spirant, fleecy, fluffy, wooly, mushy, palatal, woolly, demulcent, downlike, yielding, spongelike, continuant, emollient, weak, padded, napped, downy, palatalized, squeezable, squishy, palatalised, semisoft, softening, cushiony, velvet, salving, cushioned, diffuse, nonalcoholic

  21. hard(adverb)

    with pain or distress or bitterness

    "he took the rejection very hard"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    downlike, velvet, diffuse, salving, sibilant, demulcent, brushed, softish, palatalised, napped, weak, squishy, soft, flossy, palatalized, spirant, fluffy, overstuffed, mushy, cheeselike, good, fleecy, strident, fricative, wooly, nonindulgent, strict, nonalcoholic, mellow, downy, squashy, emollient, cottony, woolly, effortless, continuant, spongelike, fresh, spongy, flocculent, palatal, padded, semisoft, diffused, flaccid, squeezable, velvety, yielding, softening, compressible, cushioned, cushiony

  22. hard(adverb)

    to the full extent possible; all the way

    "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, firmly, heavily, severely

    Antonyms:
    cheeselike, padded, woolly, spirant, flossy, nonindulgent, downy, strident, downlike, nonalcoholic, fresh, overstuffed, softening, fricative, weak, emollient, cushiony, soft, mushy, cushioned, demulcent, squeezable, compressible, cottony, salving, sibilant, flocculent, diffused, spongy, fleecy, yielding, palatalized, palatalised, spongelike, flaccid, softish, semisoft, effortless, fluffy, wooly, good, velvet, squashy, napped, continuant, velvety, brushed, mellow, squishy, palatal, diffuse, strict

Wiktionary

  1. hard(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    tough, intolerable, unbearable, difficult, confusing, unfriendly, severe, puzzling, unambiguous, harsh, incontrovertible, indubitable, unequivocal, unquestionable, hostile, strong, stony, resistant, strict, solid, tricky

    Antonyms:
    simple, approachable, soft, pleasant, questionable, equivocal, easy, straightforward, nice, amiable, controvertible, ambiguous, doubtful, agreeable, trite, bearable, friendly

  2. hard(adjective)

    Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.

    Synonyms:
    incontrovertible, puzzling, hostile, unquestionable, unambiguous, confusing, unfriendly, unbearable, difficult, unequivocal, resistant, strict, harsh, indubitable, solid, intolerable, tricky, strong, severe, stony, tough

    Antonyms:
    easy, amiable, straightforward, trite, pleasant, simple, soft, approachable, questionable, bearable, controvertible, doubtful, agreeable, equivocal, nice, friendly, ambiguous

  3. hard(adjective)

    Of a ferromagnetic material, having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity (compare soft)

    Synonyms:
    severe, stony, solid, harsh, difficult, intolerable, puzzling, indubitable, unequivocal, resistant, strict, tricky, unbearable, strong, unquestionable, hostile, confusing, incontrovertible, tough, unambiguous, unfriendly

    Antonyms:
    ambiguous, amiable, equivocal, simple, trite, bearable, questionable, nice, easy, agreeable, straightforward, pleasant, doubtful, controvertible, friendly, approachable, soft

  4. hard(adjective)

    Resistant to pressure.

    Synonyms:
    hostile, strong, indubitable, tough, resistant, tricky, intolerable, difficult, unambiguous, unequivocal, solid, unquestionable, confusing, stony, harsh, unfriendly, puzzling, strict, incontrovertible, severe, unbearable

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, questionable, simple, controvertible, trite, ambiguous, soft, pleasant, nice, easy, approachable, bearable, doubtful, equivocal, friendly, amiable, straightforward

  5. hard(adjective)

    Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand

    a hard problem

    Synonyms:
    strict, unfriendly, indubitable, unquestionable, unequivocal, stony, severe, puzzling, unambiguous, confusing, tough, strong, intolerable, unbearable, tricky, incontrovertible, resistant, hostile, solid, difficult, harsh

    Antonyms:
    friendly, nice, trite, soft, straightforward, easy, bearable, pleasant, equivocal, doubtful, approachable, simple, ambiguous, questionable, amiable, controvertible, agreeable

  6. hard(adjective)

    Demanding a lot of effort to endure.

    a hard life

    Synonyms:
    confusing, tough, unambiguous, intolerable, unbearable, strict, solid, harsh, hostile, unquestionable, unfriendly, tricky, unequivocal, puzzling, severe, resistant, stony, indubitable, difficult, incontrovertible, strong

    Antonyms:
    questionable, doubtful, pleasant, bearable, controvertible, equivocal, agreeable, nice, ambiguous, soft, easy, friendly, amiable, approachable, simple, straightforward, trite

  7. hard(adjective)

    , severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.

    Synonyms:
    unambiguous, difficult, incontrovertible, tough, confusing, resistant, puzzling, unequivocal, strong, stony, hostile, unfriendly, strict, tricky, unquestionable, indubitable, harsh, solid, intolerable, severe, unbearable

    Antonyms:
    nice, straightforward, equivocal, amiable, doubtful, friendly, trite, questionable, soft, controvertible, bearable, approachable, ambiguous, agreeable, easy, simple, pleasant

  8. hard(adjective)

    Unquestionable.

    hard evidence

    Synonyms:
    unambiguous, strict, tricky, stony, difficult, intolerable, severe, unfriendly, strong, solid, hostile, incontrovertible, unequivocal, puzzling, confusing, harsh, unbearable, resistant, tough, indubitable, unquestionable

    Antonyms:
    trite, soft, nice, doubtful, controvertible, amiable, friendly, pleasant, ambiguous, agreeable, easy, equivocal, straightforward, simple, approachable, questionable, bearable

  9. hard(adjective)

    Of drink, strong.

    Synonyms:
    strong, confusing, harsh, incontrovertible, unequivocal, hostile, unquestionable, puzzling, resistant, indubitable, difficult, unbearable, unambiguous, tricky, stony, solid, intolerable, unfriendly, severe, tough, strict

    Antonyms:
    approachable, ambiguous, amiable, trite, questionable, bearable, pleasant, doubtful, straightforward, easy, controvertible, simple, nice, soft, friendly, agreeable, equivocal

  10. hard(adjective)

    Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.

    At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the hard left.

    Synonyms:
    unfriendly, unbearable, tricky, hostile, confusing, difficult, intolerable, strict, tough, strong, puzzling, unequivocal, unambiguous, harsh, severe, incontrovertible, stony, solid, indubitable, resistant, unquestionable

    Antonyms:
    ambiguous, approachable, nice, easy, doubtful, controvertible, agreeable, trite, straightforward, questionable, friendly, amiable, pleasant, soft, simple, equivocal, bearable

  11. hard(adjective)

    Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.

    Synonyms:
    incontrovertible, resistant, severe, strict, difficult, solid, indubitable, unquestionable, puzzling, unfriendly, unambiguous, tough, intolerable, confusing, hostile, tricky, strong, unbearable, harsh, unequivocal, stony

    Antonyms:
    approachable, straightforward, ambiguous, questionable, equivocal, amiable, trite, simple, nice, doubtful, pleasant, controvertible, friendly, soft, agreeable, easy, bearable

  12. hard(adjective)

    Sexually aroused.

    I got so hard watching two hot guys wrestle each other on the beach.

    Synonyms:
    resistant, difficult, incontrovertible, unquestionable, strong, confusing, unbearable, harsh, puzzling, solid, indubitable, tough, unequivocal, tricky, unfriendly, strict, unambiguous, stony, intolerable, severe, hostile

    Antonyms:
    trite, nice, soft, simple, agreeable, bearable, equivocal, friendly, straightforward, pleasant, ambiguous, controvertible, easy, questionable, doubtful, amiable, approachable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hard

    Arduous (Latin arduus, steep) signifies primarily so steep and lofty as to be difficult of ascent, and hence applies to that which involves great and sustained exertion and ordinarily for a lofty aim; great learning can only be won by arduous toil. Hard applies to anything that resists our endeavors as a scarcely penetrable mass resists our physical force. Anything is hard that involves tax and strain whether of the physical or mental powers. Difficult is not used of that which merely taxes physical force; a dead lift is called hard rather than difficult; breaking stone on the road would be called hard rather than difficult work; that is difficult which involves skill, sagacity, or address, with or without a considerable expenditure of physical force; a geometrical problem may be difficult to solve, a tangled skein to unravel; a mountain difficult to ascend. Hard may be active or passive; a thing may be hard to do or hard to bear. Arduous is always active. That which is laborious or toilsome simply requires the steady application of labor or toil till accomplished; toilsome is the stronger word. That which is onerous (Latin onus, a burden) is mentally burdensome or oppressive. Responsibility may be onerous even when it involves no special exertion.

    Synonyms:
    arduous, difficult, exhausting, laborious, onerous, severe, toilsome, trying

    Antonyms:
    easy, facile, light, pleasant, slight, trifling, trivial

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hard(a.)

    Synonyms:
    firm, solid, compact, impenetrable, unyielding, not soft

  2. hard(a.)

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    difficult, embarrassing, perplexing, puzzling, knotty, intricate, not easily understood

  3. hard(a.)

    Synonyms:
    laborious, arduous, toilsome, fatiguing, wearying

  4. hard(a.)

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    unfeeling, unkind, insensible, unsusceptible, cruel, oppressive, rigorous, severe, unyielding, inflexible, callous, obdurate, hard-hearted

  5. hard(a.)

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    grievous, distressing, calamitous, painful, disagreeable, unpleasant

  6. hard(a.)

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    inclement, stormy, tempestuous, cold

  7. hard(a.)

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    harsh, rough, sour, acid

  8. hard(a.)

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    coarse, unpalatable

  9. hard(a.)

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    unfavorable, unprosperous, unpropitious

  10. hard(a.)

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    10. stiff, constrained, forced, unnatural, ungraceful

  11. hard(a.)

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    excessive, intemperate

  12. hard(ad.)

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    close, near

  13. hard(ad.)

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    laboriously, diligently, earnestly, incessantly, energetically

  14. hard(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    with difficulty, not easily

  15. hard(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    distressfully, painfully, severely, rigorously

  16. hard(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    vehemently, forcibly, violently

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How to use hard in a sentence?

  1. Heiko Maas:

    The agreement we negotiated with Britain is already a compromise - especially regarding the arrangements for Northern Ireland, there must not be a hard border to the Republic of Ireland... We cannot risk the Northern Ireland conflict flaring up again.

  2. Keith Blase:

    The sport is turning to more and more younger athletes that are more physically fit, the game has increased in terms of speed and physicality and, along the way of course, we worked very hard to try to, in addition to raising that competitive level of all countries, to get new countries interested in and involved in playing sports, when I first started, if you weren’t training, not eating the best and worked out only occasionally, if you knew the sport and had good hockey sense, you’d be okay.

  3. Eric McCormack:

    We laughed so hard. For the last year, it’s been a confusing time, and I have n’t laughed very much, and to come back together and to laugh out loud and to be surprised by one another and to have new stories to tell and to have another opportunity to do it … it’s a no-brainer. that made me feel like we have a place and we’re not going to be fighting an uphill battle … I thought, why not ?

  4. Paul Rosenblatt:

    There's a learning curve to dealing with it, paul Rosenblatt can feel like it's hopeless today or really hard today. And then tomorrow or an hour from now, Paul Rosenblatt could be learning things or getting into a different groove where things work out.

  5. United States:

    Then came Rio Olympics. United States ' Missy Franklin had never been through anything like Rio Olympics before. There were plenty of tears, even as United States ' Missy Franklin tried to maintain United States ' Missy Franklin smiling, upbeat facade. It was brutal, United States ' Missy Franklin recalled. You are literally on the biggest stage in the world and falling short of every single goal youve set for yourself. You truly feel like youre embarrassing yourself. Yet, that was when United States ' Missy Franklin found something deep inside, something United States ' Missy Franklin always hoped was there but wouldnt really know until she went through such a trying ordeal. Its really easy to inspire people in success and when youre doing well. Its really hard to inspire people when youre failing, when youre falling on your butt, now I have to show up and be that person I always said I wanted to be in a situation like this. While this has been a solitary journey in many ways, Franklins husband has helped greatly in easing the transition from competitive swimming. When his wife-to-be was contemplating whether to have another surgery, he pointed out that there were far more important things still to come, that had nothing to do with being a star athlete. Theres always going to be a part of me thats still working through it, still reflecting and seeing what else I can take away from it.


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