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Main Entry: hard
Herculean, Philistine, about, absolute, abstruse, accented, acerb, acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, actively, acute, adamant, adamantine, addictive, adverse, afflictive, agonizing, agonizingly, alcoholic, all but, almost, along toward, alveolar, amaroidal, anesthetic, angry, antagonistic, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, approximately, ardent, ardently, arduous, arduously, around, articulated, assiduous, assiduously, assimilated, astringent, at close quarters, at hand, atrocious, austere, avid, back, backbreaking, bad, badly, baffling, bankrupt, bare, barytone, bec et ongles, beefy, beyond one, bilabial, biting, bitter, bitter as gall, bleak, bloodless, blunt, bony, bothersome, bouncing, bowelless, brazen, broad, broke, brutal, brutish, bulky, burdensome, businesslike, busted, cacuminal, calamitous, calculating, callous, calloused, carefully, cartilaginous, case-hardened, cast-iron, caustic, cement, cemental, central, cerebral, checked, chewy, clear, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, close, close about, close at hand, close by, coarse, cohesive, cold, cold of heart, coldblooded, coldhearted, compact, compacted, complex, complicated, compressed, concentrated, concrete, condensed, conditioning, conflicting, congested, conscienceless, conscientious, conscientiously, consolidated, consonant, consonantal, continuant, contrary, cool, coriaceous, corneous, counter, counteractive, crabbed, crammed, crammed full, cramp, cramping, critical, crowded, cruel, dark, deep, deeply, definite, delicate, demanding, dense, dental, despotic, determinedly, detrimental, devastating, devoted, devotedly, dictatorial, difficile, difficult, diligent, diligently, disastrous, dispassionate, dissimilated, distinct, distressing, distressingly, dog-eat-dog, dogged, doggedly, dorsal, doughty, dour, down-to-earth, dull, durable, dure, dynamically, eager, eagerly, earnestly, effortful, effortfully, enduring, energetic, energetically, enigmatic, exacting, excruciating, exhausting, factual, fast by, fatiguing, fervent, fibrous, firm, flat, flinthearted, flintlike, flinty, forceful, forcefully, forcible, forcibly, forcy, formidable, front, full-blooded, full-strength, fundamentalist, garbled, genuine, glide, glossal, glottal, gluey, gnawing, granitelike, granitic, grave, grievous, grim, grinding, griping, gristly, gutsy, guttural, gutty, habit-forming, habituating, hairy, hale, hammer and tongs, hard-bitten, hard-boiled, hard-core, hard-earned, hard-fought, hard-nosed, hard-set, hard as nails, hard by, hard of heart, hard to understand, hard up, hardened, hardheaded, hardhearted, hardworking, hardy, harmful, harrowing, harsh, harshly, heart and soul, heartily, heartless, hearty, heavy, hefty, hereabout, hereabouts, hidebound, high, horny, hostile, hurtful, hurting, husky, ill, immovable, immutable, impassible, impecunious, impenetrable, impenitent, impermeable, impervious, implacable, impliable, impoverished, impregnable, in opposition, in spitting distance, in the red, inclement, incomprehensible, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefatigable, indefatigably, indigent, indisputable, indurate, indurated, industrious, industriously, inelastic, ineluctable, inescapable, inexorable, inflexible, inhuman, inimical, inscrutable, insensate, insensitive, insolent, insoluble, intemperate, intense, intensely, intent, intently, intonated, intractable, intransigent, intricate, inured, involved, irksome, iron-hard, iron, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, ironlike, irreconcilable, jam-packed, jammed, jawbreaking, jumbled, keen, knotted, knotty, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, labored, laborious, laboriously, lapideous, lasting, lateral, lax, leatherlike, leathery, light, lingual, liquid, lithoid, lithoidal, lost to shame, low, lusty, magisterial, manfully, marble, marblelike, massive, matter-of-fact, mean, merciless, methodical, mid, mightily, mighty, miserable, monophthongal, most, much, muscle-bound, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, near, near at hand, nearabout, nearabouts, nearby, nervy, never idle, nigh, nigh about, no picnic, nonporous, not easy, not far, obdurate, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, obstinate, occlusive, onerous, only a step, open, operose, operosely, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppressive, orthodox, osseous, overtechnical, oxytone, pachydermatous, packed, painful, painfully, palatal, palatalized, paroxysmal, penetrating, penniless, perplexed, perplexing, perseveringly, persistent, persistently, petrified, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, physiologically addictive, piercing, pitch, pitched, pitiless, plain, poignant, poor, positive, posttonic, potent, poverty-stricken, powerful, practical, practically, pragmatic, procrustean, profound, proof against, psychologically addictive, puissant, pungent, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic, puzzling, racking, real, realistic, red-blooded, relentless, relentlessly, remorseless, resistant, resistive, retroflex, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous, robust, robustious, rock-ribbed, rockbound, rocklike, rocky, ropy, rough, rounded, rugged, ruthless, savage, scabrous, scrambled, searching, seared, sedulous, sedulously, semivowel, serious, serried, set, set with thorns, severe, severely, shameless, sharp, shooting, sinewy, sinister, slavish, sleepless, sober, soft, solid, solidified, sonant, sound, sour, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spiny, spiritedly, spirituous, stabbing, stable, stalwart, stark, steadfastly, steady, steeled against, steellike, steely, steep, stern, sticky, stiff, stinging, stonelike, stony, stonyhearted, stopped, stout, straight, straightforward, straightlaced, straining, straitlaced, strapping, strenuous, strenuously, stressed, stressful, strict, stringent, stringy, strong-willed, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, stubborn, studiously, sturdy, substantial, surd, sure-enough, syllabic, systematic, tangled, tart, tenacious, tense, terrible, the hard way, thereabout, thereabouts, thick-growing, thick-skinned, thick, thickset, thorny, throaty, ticklish, tireless, tiring, toilsome, toilsomely, tonal, tonic, tooth and nail, tormenting, torturous, tough, tough as leather, tricky, troublesome, troublous, trying, twangy, tyrannical, unabject, unaccented, unaffected, unalterable, unavoidable, unbending, unblushing, unchangeable, uncompassionate, uncompassioned, uncompromising, uncontrite, undeniable, unemotional, unfalteringly, unfavorable, unfeeling, unflagging, unforgiving, unfriendly, ungentle, ungiving, unidealistic, unkind, unmelted, unmerciful, unmoved, unnatural, unpitiful, unpitying, unpleasant, unquestionable, unrelenting, unremitting, unremorseful, unrepentant, unrepenting, unresponsive, unrounded, unsentimental, unsleeping, unsoftened, unsolvable, unsparing, unstressed, unsympathetic, unsympathizing, untiring, untiringly, untouched, untoward, unvarnished, unwearied, unyielding, uphill, urgently, vehement, velar, verifiable, vigorous, vigorously, vinous, violently, viscid, viscose, viscous, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wearing, wearisome, wearying, well-built, well-constructed, well-defined, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, well-nigh, wicked, wide, winy, wiry, with a kick, with a will, with effort, within call, within earshot, within hearing, within reach, without mercy, wretched, zealous, zealously
Main Entry: die-hard
backward, balk, be determined, be in earnest, be resolved, buckle down, buckle to, conservative, cross the Rubicon, die fighting, die game, die in harness, fogyish, go for broke, hold out, mean business, never say die, nonprogressive, not back down, not budge, not give up, not submit, old-fashioned, old-fogyish, old-line, opposed to change, orthodox, persevere, preservative, reactionary, reactionist, remain firm, right-wing, right, right of center, stand fast, stand out, stand pat, standpat, stay it out, stick, stick fast, stick it out, stickle, take no denial, take the plunge, tory, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive
Main Entry: hard feelings
acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, animosity, animus, asperity, bad blood, bad feeling, bile, bitter feeling, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, choler, disaffinity, feud, gall, gnashing of teeth, hardheartedness, heartburning, hostility, ill blood, ill feeling, ill will, immediate dislike, personality conflict, rancor, rankling, slow burn, soreness, sourness, spleen, vendetta, venom, virulence, vitriol
Main Entry: hard goods
appliances, brassware, chinaware, clayware, copperware, dinnerware, durable goods, durables, earthenware, enamelware, fixtures, flatware, glassware, graniteware, hardware, hollow ware, housefurnishings, housewares, ironmongery, ironware, kitchenware, metalware, ovenware, silverware, sporting goods, stoneware, tableware, tinware, tools and machinery, white goods, woodenware
Main Entry: hard hat
Bircher, Bourbon, Tory, aegis, arm guard, backstop, buffer, bulwark, bumper, chauvin, chauvinist, conservatist, conservative, contraceptive, copyright, crash helmet, cushion, dashboard, diehard, dodger, extreme right-winger, face mask, fender, finger guard, flag waver, foot guard, fuse, goggles, governor, guard, guardrail, hand guard, handrail, helmet, hundred-percent American, hundred-percenter, imperialist, insulation, interlock, jingo, jingoist, knee guard, knuckle guard, laminated glass, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, mask, monarchist, mudguard, nationalist, nose guard, pad, padding, palladium, patent, patriot, patrioteer, pilot, preventive, prophylactic, protective clothing, protective umbrella, radical right, reactionarist, reactionary, reactionist, right-winger, right, right wing, rightist, royalist, safeguard, safety, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, screen, seat belt, shield, shin guard, social Darwinist, standpat, standpatter, sun helmet, superpatriot, ultraconservative, ultranationalist, umbrella, windscreen, windshield
Main Entry: hard job
Augean task, Herculean task, arduousness, backbreaker, backbreaking work, ballbuster, bitch, burdensomeness, chore, dead lift, effortfulness, handful, hard labor, hard pull, hard work, heavy sledding, laboriousness, large order, man-sized job, onerousness, oppressiveness, rough go, strenuousness, tall order, toilsomeness, tough job, tough proposition, troublesomeness, uphill work, warm work
Main Entry: hard labor
arduousness, backbreaking work, burdensomeness, confinement, dismemberment, effortfulness, estrapade, galleys, hard job, hard work, impalement, imprisonment, incarceration, jailing, keelhauling, laboriousness, martyrdom, onerousness, oppressiveness, penal servitude, picketing, railriding, rock pile, strappado, strenuousness, tar-and-feathering, the gantlet, toilsomeness, torment, torture, troublesomeness, uphill work, warm work
Main Entry: hard life
adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, blight, bummer, care, cross, curse, difficulties, difficulty, downer, hard knocks, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, irritation, plight, predicament, pressure, rigor, sea of troubles, stress, stress of life, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, vale of tears, vicissitude
Main Entry: hard rock
acid rock, avant-garde jazz, ballroom music, bebop, boogie-woogie, bop, country rock, dance music, dances, folk rock, hot jazz, jazz, jive, mainstream jazz, musical suite, rag, ragtime, rhythm-and-blues, rock-and-roll, rock, suite, suite of dances, swing, syncopated music, syncopation, the new music
Main Entry: hard stuff
Amytal, Amytal pill, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, addictive drug, alcohol, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anodyne, barb, barbiturate, barbiturate pill, black stuff, blue, blue angel, blue devil, blue heaven, blue velvet, calmative, candy, chloral hydrate, codeine, codeine cough syrup, dangerous drug, depressant, depressor, dolly, dope, downer, drug, goofball, hard drug, heroin, hop, horse, hypnotic, junk, knockout drops, laudanum, liquor, lotus, meperidine, methadone, morphia, morphine, narcotic, opiate, opium, pacifier, pain killer, paregoric, pen yan, phenobarbital, phenobarbital sodium, purple heart, quietener, rainbow, red, scag, secobarbital sodium, sedative, shit, sleep-inducer, sleeper, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, smack, sodium thiopental, somnifacient, soother, soothing syrup, soporific, stuff, tar, tranquilizer, turps, white stuff, yellow, yellow jacket
Main Entry: hard up
badly off, desperate, distressed, down to bedrock, embarrassed, feeling the pinch, hard pressed, ill off, impecunious, in Queer Street, in desperate straits, in extremis, in extremities, in narrow circumstances, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, land-poor, narrow, on the edge, out of pocket, pinched, poor, poorly off, reduced, short, short of cash, short of funds, short of money, sorely pressed, squeezed, straitened, strapped, unmoneyed, unprosperous, up against it
Main Entry: hard-pressed
at the double, crowded, desperate, double-quick, double-time, hard-pressed, hard-pushed, hard-run, hard up, hurried, in desperate straits, in extremis, in extremities, on the double, pinched, pressed, pressed for time, pushed, rushed, sorely pressed, straitened, up against it
Main entries similar to: hard
about, absolute, abstruse, acerbic, acrid, actual, acute, adamant, adverse, agonizing, alcoholic, alveolar, anesthetic, antagonistic, ardent, arduous, around, assiduous, assimilated, astringent, at hand, atrocious, austere, back, bad, badly, bare, beefy, beyond one, bilabial, biting, bitter, bleak, bloodless, bony, bouncing, brassy, brazen, broad, brutal, bulky, callous, case-hardened, caustic, cement, central, cerebral, chewy, close, coarse, cohesive, cold, cold-blooded, coldhearted, compact, complex, complicated, compressed, concentrated, concrete, condensed, conditioning, conflicting, congested, consolidated, consonant, contrary, corneous, counter, crabbed, crammed, cramp, critical, crowded, cruel, deep, delicate, demanding, dense, dental, detrimental, difficult, diligent, disastrous, distressing, dog-eat-dog, domineering, dorsal, dour, down-to-earth, dull, durable, enduring, energetic, evil, exacting, excruciating, exhausting, factual, fervent, fibrous, firm, flat, flinthearted, flinty, forceful, forcible, formidable, front, full-blooded, fundamentalist, garbled, gentry, glide, glossal, glottal, gluey, gnawing, grave, grim, gutsy, guttural, hairy, hale, hammer and tongs, hard-core, hard-earned, hard-fought, hardened, hardheaded, hardhearted, hardworking, hardy, harmful, harrowing, harsh, heart and soul, heartless, hearty, heavy, hefty, Herculean, hidebound, high, horny, hostile, hurtful, hurting, husky, immovable, immutable, impenetrable, impermeable, impervious, implacable, in opposition, inclement, indefatigable, indurated, industrious, industriously, inelastic, inexorable, inflexible, inimical, insensate, insensible, insensitive, insolent, intemperate, intense, intensive, intransigent, intricate, inured, iron, ironbound, ironclad, irreconcilable, jam-packed, jammed, jawbreaking, jumbled, just around the corner, knotted, knotty, labial, labored, laborious, laboriously, lasting, lateral, lax, lean, leathery, light, lingual, liquid, low, lusty, manfully, marble, marblelike, massive, mean, merciless, mid, mighty, miserable, muscle-bound, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, near, nearby, nervy, nigh, nonporous, not easy, obdurate, obscure, obscured, obstinate, occlusive, onerous, open, operose, opposed, opposing, opposite, orthodox, packed, painful, palatal, perplexed, pharyngeal, Philistine, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, piercing, pitched, pitiless, poignant, positive, potent, powerful, practical, pragmatic, pragmatical, prickly, procrustean, profound, puissant, pungent, punishing, puristic, puritan, puritanical, racking, realistic, recondite, red-blooded, relentless, remorseless, resistant, retroflex, rigid, rigorous, robust, rockbound, rocky, ropy, rough, rounded, rugged, ruthless, scrambled, seared, sedulous, serried, severe, shameless, sharp, shooting, sinewy, sinister, sleepless, sober, soft, solid, sonant, sound, sour, Spartan, spasmodic, spiny, spirituous, stabbing, stable, stalwart, stark, steady, steeled, steely, steep, stern, stiff, stinging, stony, stopped, stout, straightlaced, straitlaced, strapping, strenuous, strenuously, stressed, stressful, strict, stringent, stringy, strong, strong-willed, stubborn, sturdy, substantial, surd, sure-enough, syllabic, tart, tenacious, tense, thereabouts, thick, thick-skinned, thickset, thorny, throaty, ticklish, tireless, tiresome, toilsome, tonal, tonic, tooth and nail, tormenting, torturous, tough, tricky, troublesome, troublous, trying, twangy, unaccented, unaffected, unalterable, unbending, unchangeable, uncompassionate, uncompromising, unfavorable, unfeeling, unflagging, unforgiving, ungiving, unidealistic, unkind, unmerciful, unmoved, unnatural, unrelenting, unremitting, unremorseful, unrepentant, unresponsive, unromantic, unruly, unsentimental, unsoftened, unsparing, unstressed, unsympathetic, untiring, untouched, untoward, unwearied, unyielding, uphill, utilitarian, vehement, vigorous, viscid, viscous, voiced, voiceless, vowel, weak, well-built, well-grounded, well-made, wicked, wide, wiry, within reach, wretched, zealous