noun, Slang: Vulgar.
a person who follows rules and regulations meticulously and enforces them without exceptions.
: Some are hard-ass disciplinarians/ even your most hardassed rightwingers had some showboat in them
A severe and often pugnacious person;: I’ve gotten the reputation as being a hard-ass (1940s+)
[hahrd-as-et] /ˈhɑrdˈæs ɛt/ adjective 1. denoting an asset with intrinsic value: diamonds and other hard-asset commodities.
[hap-ee-nis] /ˈhæp i nɪs/ noun 1. the quality or state of being . 2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. n. 1520s, “good fortune,” from happy + -ness. Meaning “pleasant and contented mental state” is from 1590s. Phrase greatest happiness for the greatest number was in Hutcheson (1725).
[hap-uh-lee] /ˈhæp ə li/ adverb 1. in a manner; with pleasure. 2. by good fortune; luckily; providentially. 3. felicitously; aptly; appropriately: a happily turned phrase. adv. mid-14c., “by chance or accident,” from happy + -ly (2). Meaning “fortunate, lucky” is late 14c.; that of “appropriately” is from 1570s. Happily ever after recorded by 1853. Of […]
[hap-ee] /ˈhæp i/ adjective, happier, happiest. 1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind. 3. favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land. 4. apt or […]