Definition of hard done by
- He felt very hard done by when he was laid off after many years of faithful service.
: not easily penetrated : not easily yielding to pressure
: not capable of being spread : very firm
: having a harsh or acid taste
: with great or utmost effort or energy : strenuously
: in a violent manner : fiercely
: to the full extent
: past participle of do
: arrived at or brought to an end
: doomed to failure, defeat, or death
: gone by : over
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