hard done by

Definition of hard done by

British

  1. :  treated harshly or unfairly He felt very hard done by when he was laid off after many years of faithful service.

Word by Word Definitions

hardplay
  1. :  not easily penetrated :  not easily yielding to pressure

    :  not capable of being spread :  very firm

    :  having a harsh or acid taste

  1. :  with great or utmost effort or energy :  strenuously

    :  in a violent manner :  fiercely

    :  to an immoderate degree

doneplay
  1. : past participle ofdo

  1. :  arrived at or brought to an end

    :  doomed to failure, defeat, or death

    :  gone by :  over


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