difficult, hard (adj)
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"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
"took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
resisting weight or pressure
hard, knockout, severe (adj)
very strong or vigorous
"strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome (adj)
characterized by 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 punishing pace"
unvoiced, voiceless, surd, hard (adj)
produced without vibration of the vocal cords
"unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
hard, concentrated (adj)
(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
"Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
intemperate, hard, heavy (adj)
given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
"a hard drinker"
hard, strong (adj)
being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
hard, tough (adj)
unfortunate or hard to bear
"had hard luck"; "a tough break"
"hard dry rolls left over from the day before"
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"
hard, firmly (adverb)
"held hard to the railing"
earnestly or intently
"thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused"
hard, severely (adverb)
causing great damage or hardship
"industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
slowly and with difficulty
"prejudices die hard"
heavily, intemperately, hard (adverb)
"he drank heavily"
into a solid condition
"concrete that sets hard within a few hours"
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"
with pain or distress or bitterness
"he took the rejection very hard"
to the full extent possible; all the way
"hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left"
A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water
With much force or effort.
Resistant to pressure.
Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand
Demanding a lot of effort to endure.
Of drink, strong.
Of water, high in dissolved calcium compounds.
Of a ferromagnetic material, having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity (compare soft)
Having a severe property; presenting difficulty. Resistant to pressure. Strong. High in dissolved chemical salts, especially those of calcium. Having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity. Made up of parallel rays, producing clearly defined shadows.
Having a severe property; presenting difficulty. Difficult or requiring a lot of effort to do, understand, experience, or deal with. Demanding a lot of effort to endure. Severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal. Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.
Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.
Plosive. Unvoiced Velarized or plain, rather than palatalized
Having a severe property; presenting a barrier to enjoyment. Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition. Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in colour or shading.
In a physical form, not digital. Using a manual or physical process, not by means of a software command.
Hard is the fourth studio album by the English post-punk group Gang of Four. It was originally released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Records and was the first album to not feature original member Hugo Burnham, while Dave Allen had already left before the previous album, Songs of the Free. The album was later reissued as part of a two-CD package along with the band's 1981 album Solid Gold.