hard-won

adjective
\ ˈhärd-ˈwən How to pronounce hard-won (audio) \

Definition of hard-won

: gained by great effort

First Known Use of hard-won

1586, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard-won.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-won. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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