hard-pressed


hard–pressed

adjective

Definition of HARD-PRESSED

faced with difficulty or uncertainty about what to say, think, or do <they will be hard-pressed to come up with any facts that actually support their argument>
Synonyms baffled, confounded, hard-pressed, nonplussed (also nonplused), perplexed

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