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Definitions of hard:

part of speech: adverb

Forcibly; laborlously; diligently; tempestuously; closely; near; roughly; to the utmost extent; so as to become firm and unyielding; with vexation, trouble, or sorrow.

part of speech: adverb

With urgency: with difficulty: close, near, as in HARD BY; HARD- A- LEE, i. e. close to the lee- side, etc.: earnestly: forcibly.

part of speech: adjective

Compact and solid; firm; not easy to be pierced or broken; as, hard wood; unyielding; difficult of accomplishment; as, hard to understand; laborious; fatiguing; cruel; oppressive; severe; keen; austere; inflexible; unfeeling; exacting; not easily complied with; rough; coarse; not prosperous; uttered gutturally; stiff or formal.

part of speech: adjective

Not easily penetrated; firm; solid; not soft; not easy to be done or executed; laborious; fatiguing; severe; oppressive; unkind; rough; sour, as applied to beer, & c.; unprosperous, as hard times; avaricious and exacting; in the fine arts, applied to a style which rejects the graces and too rigidly adheres to the mere mechanism of art.

part of speech: adverb

Close; near; earnestly; diligently, as to read hard, to work hard; importunately; nimbly; with great force.

part of speech: adjective

Not easily penetrated: firm: solid: difficult to understand or accomplish: difficult to bear: painful: unjust: difficult to please: unfeeling: severe: stiff: constrained.

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