part of speech: adjective

inflections: harder, hardest

definition 1: not soft; solid.

  • I fell on the hard ground.

synonyms: firm

antonyms: soft

definition 2: not easy; difficult.

  • Physics is a hard subject for some people.

synonyms: difficult, tough

antonyms: easy

definition 3: giving a strong effort.

  • We are happy to have a hard worker on our team.

synonyms: energetic

antonyms: lazy

definition 4: asking for a lot of effort.

  • Ms. Johnson is a hard boss.

synonyms: harsh, severe, strict

antonyms: easy


part of speech: adverb

inflections: harder, hardest

definition 1: with much effort.

  • He worked hard on the farm.
  • I thought long and hard about what you told me.

definition 2: with great force or strength.

  • It rained hard last night.

He hit me hard.

antonyms: gently, slightly

Word Builder: hard +

harden: to make hard or harder.
hardworking: giving a strong effort.