1. [Adjective]: 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"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why i

2. [Adjective]: not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock"

3. [Adjective]: of speech sounds

4. [Adjective]: metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb"

5. [Adverb]: causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank''s failure"

6. [Adverb]: earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"

7. [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"

8. [Adverb]: indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"

9. [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"

10. [Adverb]: slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard"

11. [Adverb]: with firmness; "held hard to the railing"

12. [Adverb]: with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard"

13. [Adverb]: into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours"

14. [Adverb]: to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"

15. dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"

16. very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"

17. characterized by toilsome 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

18. unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"

19. having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor"

20. having undergone fermentation; "hard cider"

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