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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) hard

Synonyms: difficult, hard Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?

Hypernyms: challenging, ambitious Definition: requiring full use of your abilities or resources Usage: ambitious schedule; performed the most challenging task without a mistake

Hypernyms: arduous Definition: difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill Usage: the arduous work of preparing a dictionary

Hypernyms: awkward, unenviable, sticky, embarrassing Definition: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment Usage: awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion; an awkward pause followed his remark; a sticky question; in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign

Hypernyms: elusive, tough, baffling, problematic, problematical, knotty Definition: making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe Usage: a baffling problem; I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast; a problematic situation at home

Hypernyms: tricky, catchy Definition: having concealed difficulty Usage: a catchy question; a tricky recipe to follow

Hypernyms: delicate, touchy, ticklish Definition: difficult to handle; requiring great tact Usage: delicate negotiations with the big powers; hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter; a touchy subject

Hypernyms: fractious Definition: unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome Usage: rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas; fractious components of a communication system

Hypernyms: hard-fought Definition: requiring great effort Usage: a hard-fought primary

Hypernyms: herculean Definition: extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules Usage: a herculean task

Hypernyms: nasty, tight Definition: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent Usage: a nasty problem; a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

Hypernyms: rough, rocky Definition: full of hardship or trials Usage: the rocky road to success; they were having a rough time

Hypernyms: tough, rugged Definition: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution Usage: a rugged competitive examination; the rugged conditions of frontier life; the competition was tough; it's a tough life; it was a tough job

Hypernyms: serious Definition: requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve Usage: raised serious objections to the proposal; the plan has a serious flaw

Hypernyms: tall Definition: impressively difficult Usage: a tall order

Hypernyms: thorny Definition: bristling with perplexities Usage: the thorny question of states' rights

Hypernyms: troublesome Definition: difficult to deal with Usage: a troublesome infection; a troublesome situation

Hypernyms: trying Definition: hard to endure Usage: fell upon trying times

Hypernyms: vexed Definition: causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed Usage: the vexed issue of priorities; we live in vexed and troubled times

Synonyms: heavy, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, backbreaking, arduous, toilsome, operose, punishing Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort Usage: worked their arduous way up the mining valley; a grueling campaign; hard labor; heavy work; heavy going; spent many laborious hours on the project; set a punishing pace

Hypernyms: effortful Definition: requiring great physical effort

Synonyms: hard Definition: dried out Usage: hard dry rolls left over from the day before

Hypernyms: stale Definition: lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age Usage: stale bread; the beer was stale

Synonyms: hard, tough Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear Usage: had hard luck; a tough break

Hypernyms: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: hard Definition: resisting weight or pressure

Hypernyms: adamantine Definition: having the hardness of a diamond

Hypernyms: al dente Definition: of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten

Hypernyms: corneous, hornlike, horny Definition: made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)

Hypernyms: tumid, erect Definition: of sexual organs; stiff and rigid

Hypernyms: firm, solid Definition: not soft or yielding to pressure Usage: a firm mattress; the snow was firm underfoot; solid ground

Hypernyms: stony, granitelike, granitic, rocklike Definition: hard as granite Usage: a granitic fist

Hypernyms: set, hardened Definition: converted to solid form (as concrete)

Hypernyms: woody Definition: made hard like wood as the result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls

Hypernyms: stonelike, petrous Definition: (of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness

Hypernyms: semihard Definition: somewhat hard

Hypernyms: steely Definition: resembling steel in hardness

Hypernyms: unyielding Definition: resistant to physical force or pressure Usage: an unyielding head support

Synonyms: hard Definition: dispassionate Usage: took a hard look; a hard bargainer;

Hypernyms: calculating, calculative, scheming, shrewd, conniving Definition: used of persons Usage: the most calculating and selfish men in the community

Hypernyms: case-hardened, hard-boiled, hardened Definition: used of persons; emotionally hardened Usage: faced a case-hardened judge

Hypernyms: steely Definition: resembling steel as in hardness Usage: steely eyes; steely nerves like those of a steeplejack

Synonyms: hard Definition: (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum Usage: Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants

Hypernyms: velar Definition: produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing')

Synonyms: hard, strong Definition: being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content Usage: hard liquor

Hypernyms: alcoholic Definition: characteristic of or containing alcohol Usage: alcoholic drinks

Synonyms: heavy, intemperate, hard Definition: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors Usage: a hard drinker

Hypernyms: indulgent Definition: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone Usage: indulgent grandparents

Synonyms: voiceless, unvoiced, hard, surd Definition: produced without vibration of the vocal cords Usage: unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'

Hypernyms: whispered Definition: spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords Usage: a long whispered conversation

Synonyms: knockout, hard, severe Definition: very strong or vigorous Usage: strong winds; a hard left to the chin; a knockout punch; a severe blow

Hypernyms: strong Definition: having strength or power greater than average or expected Usage: a strong radio signal; strong medicine; a strong man