Know Your Next Word : hard

6. hard :

adverb & adjective :

1. not soft : solid and firm to the touch : unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable

2. firmly formed : tight

3. difficult or troublesome with respect to an action, situation, person, etc.

4. performing or carrying on work with great effort, energy or persistence

5. earnestly, intently or critically

usage :

  • She tripped and came down hard on her back.

  • She took it very hard when they told her of his death.

  • the hard times of the Great Depression

  • Silk is a harder fabric than wool or cotton.

  • a hard bargain

  • a hard knot

  • a hard problem

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