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hard

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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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deaf to reason

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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

hard

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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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at close quarters, at hand, on one's doorstep, within call


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