harder harder  /ˈhɑr dər/


  1. (adj) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
  2. (adj) dispassionate
  3. (adj) resisting weight or pressure
  4. (adj) very strong or vigorous
  5. (adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
  6. (adj) produced without vibration of the vocal cords
  7. (adj) (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
  8. (adj) (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
  9. (adj) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
  10. (adj) being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
  11. (adj) unfortunate or hard to bear
  12. (adj) dried out
  13. (adv) with effort or force or vigor
  14. (adv) with firmness
  15. (adv) earnestly or intently
  16. (adv) causing great damage or hardship
  17. (adv) slowly and with difficulty
  18. (adv) indulging excessively
  19. (adv) into a solid condition
  20. (adv) very near or close in space or time
  21. (adv) with pain or distress or bitterness
  22. (adv) to the full extent possible; all the way


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  1. What's harder to pin down are the slower but more decisive motions that make the great arcs of history.
  2. Happiness is difficult to define and even harder to measure.
  3. For most environmentalists, the answer to that depressing litany is to keep pushing the same message harder: cut carbon and cut it now.


  1. Harder Hall sale still up in the air

    Earlier this year, it looked like the city was finally making progress in its long-term effort to sell Harder Hall when two potential buyers submitted bids.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Highlands Today

  2. Chardon officials pitch fee for Mel Harder Park field use (with document)

    It's been 15 years since the city of Chardon built Mel Harder Park, named for the Cleveland Indians baseball great who moved to the community in 1983.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  3. Irma Harder

    HESSTON - Irma Fast Harder, 95, died May 27, 2013. She married Clarence W. Harder. Survivors include ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Hutchinson News


  1. Clinton recalled an occasion when, soon after he became president, he told Byrd that "if you pave every single inch of West Virginia, it's going to be much harder to mine coal."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: CNN International

  2. "I have complete confidence in Tim Geithner and my entire economic team," Obama said. "Nobody is working harder than this guy. He is making all the right moves in terms of playing a bad hand."
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME

  3. "I'm not good at doing that stuff, usually I crash myself in the process. So I tried once and moved him. I'm like 'ok, I gotta hit him harder,' and the second time I moved him out of the way and got by him and was able to get going," Johnson said.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: Yahoo! Sports (blog)

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