Textual thesaurus for "hard"

(adj) difficult

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?

(adj) heavy, grueling, gruelling, laborious, backbreaking, arduous, toilsome, operose, punishing

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

(adj) tough

unfortunate or hard to bear

had hard luck; a tough break

(adj) concentrated

(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

(adj) strong

being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

hard liquor

(adj) heavy, intemperate

given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

a hard drinker

(adj) voiceless, unvoiced, surd

produced without vibration of the vocal cords

unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'

(adj) knockout, severe

very strong or vigorous

strong winds; a hard left to the chin; a knockout punch; a severe blow

(adv) severely

causing great damage or hardship

industries hit hard by the depression; she was severely affected by the bank's failure

(adv) firmly

with firmness

held hard to the railing

(adv) heavily, intemperately

indulging excessively

he drank heavily