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Related / Similar Words: difficult, arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome, tough, strong, knockout, severe, fermented, severely, firmly, heavily, intemperately

 

Definition:
  • not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why i;
  • characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a;
  • dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before";
  • unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break";
  • not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated; "hard as rock";
  • metaphorically hard; "a hard fate"; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer"; "a hard climb";
  • of speech sounds;
  • having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor";
  • very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow";
  • having undergone fermentation; "hard cider";
  • with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard";
  • to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left";
  • slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard";
  • causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank''s failure";
  • with firmness; "held hard to the railing";
  • earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused";
  • with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard";
  • very near or close in space or time; "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant''s opening";
  • into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours";
  • indulging excessively; "he drank heavily";

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    See Also: demanding, effortful, solid, difficult, insensitive, merciless, unmerciful, tough

     

    Pertainyms: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome, difficult, severe, hardened, set, intemperate, hard(a)

     

    Attributes: difficulty, difficultness, hardness

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: fortë   Catalan: complicat, difícil and dur  
    Chinese:   Croatian: tvrd  
    Dutch: hard and moeilijk   Esperanto: malfacila and malmola  
    Finnish: kova and vaikea   French: dur  
    German: hart and schwierig   Greek: δύσκολος  
    Hungarian: kemény and nehéz   Ido: desfacila and harda  
    Interlingua: difficile and dur   Italian: duro  
    Japanese: 難しい   Kurdish: قایم  
    Latvian: ciets and grūts   Polish: trudny  
    Portuguese: difícil and duro   Romanian: tare  
    Russian: твёрдый and тяжёлый   Spanish: duro  
    Telugu: కఠోర and గట్టి  
     
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