acquired or attained by great effort or work
[hahr-duh-kuh-noot, -nyoot] /ˌhɑr də kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/ noun 1. 1019?–42, king of Denmark 1035–42, king of England 1040–42 (son of Canute). /ˈhɑːdɪkəˌnjuːt/ noun 1. same as Harthacanute
[hahrd-ej] /ˈhɑrdˌɛdʒ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a style of abstract painting associated with the 1960s and marked chiefly by sharply outlined geometric or nongeometric forms. adjective 1. of, relating to, or denoting a style of painting in which vividly coloured subjects are clearly delineated
[hahrd-ejd] /ˈhɑrdˌɛdʒd/ adjective 1. realistic and uncompromising: a hard-edged documentary.
[hahr-dn] /ˈhɑr dn/ verb (used with object) 1. to make or harder: to harden steel. 2. to make pitiless or unfeeling: to harden one’s heart. 3. to make rigid or unyielding; stiffen: The rigors of poverty hardened his personality. 4. to strengthen or confirm, especially with reference to character, intentions, feelings, etc.; reinforce. 5. to […]