hard-hitting

adjective
hard-hit·​ting | \ ˈhärd-ˈhi-tiŋ How to pronounce hard-hitting (audio) \

Definition of hard-hitting

: strikingly effective in force or result a hard-hitting exposé plain hard-hitting English

First Known Use of hard-hitting

1831, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About hard-hitting

Time Traveler for hard-hitting

Time Traveler

The first known use of hard-hitting was in 1831

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hard-hitting

Cite this Entry

“Hard-hitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-hitting. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hard-hitting

hard-hitting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hard-hitting

: very effective or forceful

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!