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harassed
  • v  annoy continually or chronically
  • v  exhaust by attacking repeatedly
  • s  troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
    harassed working mothers
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hard
  • a  not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • a  dispassionate;
    took a hard look
    a hard bargainer
  • a  resisting weight or pressure
  • s  very strong or vigorous
    a hard left to the chin
  • s  characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    hard labor
  • a  produced without vibration of the vocal cords
  • a  (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
  • a  (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
  • s  given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
    a hard drinker
  • s  being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
    hard liquor
  • s  unfortunate or hard to bear
    had hard luck
  • s  dried out
    hard dry rolls left over from the day before
  • r  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
  • r  with firmness
    held hard to the railing
  • r  earnestly or intently
    thought hard about it
    stared hard at the accused
  • r  causing great damage or hardship
    industries hit hard by the depression
  • r  slowly and with difficulty
    prejudices die hard
  • r  indulging excessively
  • r  into a solid condition
    concrete that sets hard within a few hours
  • r  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
  • r  with pain or distress or bitterness
    he took the rejection very hard
  • r  to the full extent possible; all the way
    hard alee
    the ship went hard astern
    swung the wheel hard left
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hard-and-fast
  • s  (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast rules
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hard-boiled
  • s  tough and callous by virtue of experience
  • s  used of persons; emotionally hardened
  • s  (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid
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hard-core
  • s  stubbornly resistant to change or improvement
    hard-core addicts
  • s  intensely loyal
    his hard-core supporters
  • s  extremely explicit
    hard-core pornography
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hard-fought
  • s  requiring great effort
    a hard-fought primary
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hard-hitting
  • s  characterized by or full of force and vigor
    a hard-hitting expose
  • s  aggressively and persistently persuasive
    a hard-hitting advertising campaign
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hard-line
  • s  firm and uncompromising
    a hard-line policy
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hard-nosed
  • s  guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    a hard-nosed labor leader
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hard-pressed
  • s  facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
    financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices
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hard-to-please
  • s  (of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"
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hard_put
  • s  facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
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hard_to_please
  • s  (of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"
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hardback
  • n  a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
  • s  having a hard back or cover
    hardback books
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