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hard–hitting

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adjective hard–hit·ting \-ˈhi-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of hard–hitting

  • : very effective or forceful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hard–hitting

  1. :  strikingly effective in force or result <a hard–hitting exposé> <plain hard–hitting English>

1926

First Known Use of hard–hitting

1926


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