[hahrd-hahr-tid] /ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd/
unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.
unkind or intolerant
also hardhearted, “obdurate, unfeeling,” late 12c. (implied in heard-heortnesse “hard-heartedness”); from hard + hearted. Sometimes in Middle English also meaning “bold, courageous” (15c.). Related: Hard-heartedly; hard-heartedness. Hard-heart “hard-hearted person” was in late Old English.
adjective 1. adversely affected; struck by disaster. adjective 1. seriously affected or hurt: hard-hit by taxation
- Hard hitter
noun 1. (NZ, informal) a bowler hat
[hahrd-hit-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈhɪt ɪŋ/ adjective 1. striking or capable of striking with force. 2. strikingly or effectively forceful: a hard-hitting exposé. adjective 1. uncompromising; tough: a hard-hitting report on urban deprivation
- Hard hyphen
noun a hyphen that is part of a word’s spelling or a hyphen used typographically as a dash Examples The hard hyphen is a natural hyphenation point.