Meaning of HARD in English

adj. Function: adjective


Synonyms: FIRM 2, solid

Related Words: compacted, compressed, concentrated, consolidated, packed; callous, hardened, indurate, indurated, set; adamantine, flinty, granitic, iron, ironhard

Contrasted Words: fluid, liquid; flabby, limp; ductile, malleable, plastic, pliable, pliant; elastic, flexible, limber, resilient, supple

Antonyms: soft


Synonyms: SPIRITUOUS , alcoholic, ardent, strong

Antonyms: soft


Synonyms: REALISTIC , down-to-earth, hard-boiled, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, practical, pragmatic, sober, unfantastic, un-idealistic


Synonyms: INSENSIBLE 5, anesthetic, bloodless, dull, impassible, insensate, insensitive, rocky


Synonyms: INTENSIVE , blood-and-guts, deep, intense, profound

6 demanding great toil and effort FF1C; a hard but rewarding task FF1E;

Synonyms: arduous, difficile, difficult, effortful, formidable, heavy, knotty, labored, laborious, operose, rough, rugged, serious, severe, slavish, sticky, strenuous, terrible, toilful, toilsome, tough, uphill

Related Words: burdensome, exacting, onerous; complex, complicated, intricate, involved, scabrous; backbreaking, distressing, exhausting, fatiguing, grinding, tiring, wearing, wearisome, wearying; bothersome, demanding, irksome, rocky, straining, troublesome, trying; merciless, unsparing

Contrasted Words: effortless, facile, light, simple, smooth

Antonyms: easy


Synonyms: ACTUAL 2, absolute, factual, genuine, positive, sure-enough


Synonyms: GRIM 2, austere, bleak, dour, harsh, severe, stringent


Synonyms: SEVERE 3, bitter, brutal, harsh, inclement, intemperate, rigorous, rugged

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.