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8 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure
  • hard candies
  • fell on the hard floor and bruised her arm

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10 having or showing deep-seated resentment
  • maintained hard feelings toward those who had cheated him

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11 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • a woman with a hard will who never budged from her chosen path

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4 at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • the groom stood hard by, ready to help, as the lady mounted the skittish horse

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Adjective

hard, difficult, arduous mean demanding great exertion or effort. hard implies the opposite of all that is easy. farming is hard work difficult implies the presence of obstacles to be surmounted or puzzles to be resolved and suggests the need of skill or courage. the difficult ascent of the mountain arduous stresses the need of laborious and persevering exertion. the arduous task of rebuilding

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The first known use of hard was before the 12th century

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“Hard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hard. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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