Antonyms of adj hard

12 senses of hard

Sense 1
difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "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?")


Sense 2
hard (vs. soft) -- (dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";)

soft (vs. hard) -- (compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children")
        => mellow -- (having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age")

Sense 3
hard (vs. soft) -- (resisting weight or pressure)

soft (vs. hard) -- (yielding readily to pressure or weight)
        => brushed, fleecy, napped -- ((of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing; "a dress of brushed cotton"; "a fleecy lining"; "napped fabrics")
        => cheeselike -- (having the consistency of cheese)
        => compressible, squeezable -- (capable of being easily compressed)
        => cottony -- (resembling cotton; as soft as cotton)
        => cushioned, cushiony, padded -- (softened by the addition of cushions or padding)
        => demulcent, emollient, salving, softening -- (having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin)
        => downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy -- (like down or as soft as down)
        => flaccid -- (drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness; "a flaccid penis")
        => flocculent, woolly, wooly -- (having a fluffy character or appearance)
        => yielding -- (lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure; "a deep yielding layer of foam rubber")
        => mushy -- (having the consistency of mush)
        => overstuffed -- (upholstered thickly and deeply; "an overstuffed sofa")
        => softish, semisoft -- (somewhat soft)
        => spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike -- (easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility; "spongy bread")
        => velvet, velvety -- (resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface)

Sense 4
hard, knockout, severe -- (very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow")

INDIRECT (VIA strong) -> weak -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Sense 5
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome -- (characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA effortful) -> effortless -- (requiring or apparently requiring no effort; "the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air")

Sense 6
unvoiced (vs. voiced), voiceless, surd, hard -- (produced without vibration of the vocal cords; "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'")


Sense 7
hard (vs. soft), concentrated -- ((of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source)

soft (vs. hard), diffuse, diffused -- ((of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected)

Sense 8
hard (vs. soft) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants")

soft (vs. hard) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh'))
        => fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident -- (of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'))
        => palatal, palatalized, palatalised -- (produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin'))

Sense 9
intemperate, hard, heavy -- (given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker")

INDIRECT (VIA indulgent) -> nonindulgent, strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 10
hard, strong -- (being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor")

INDIRECT (VIA alcoholic) -> nonalcoholic -- (characterized by the absence of alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages")

Sense 11
hard, tough -- (unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 12
hard -- (dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before")

INDIRECT (VIA stale) -> fresh -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")

Similarity of adj hard

12 senses of hard

Sense 1
difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "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?")
       => ambitious, challenging -- (requiring full use of your abilities or resources; "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake")
       => arduous -- (difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary")
       => awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable -- (hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "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")
       => baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough -- (making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home")
       => catchy, tricky -- (having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow")
       => delicate, ticklish, touchy -- (difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject")
       => fractious -- (unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system")
       => hard-fought -- (requiring great effort; "a hard-fought primary")
       => herculean -- (extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules; "a herculean task")
       => nasty, tight -- (exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation")
       => rocky, rough -- (full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time")
       => rugged, tough -- (very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job")
       => serious -- (requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve; "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw")
       => tall (prenominal) -- (impressively difficult; "a tall order")
       => thorny -- (bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states' rights")
       => troublesome -- (difficult to deal with; "a troublesome infection"; "a troublesome situation")
       => trying -- (hard to endure; "fell upon trying times")
       => vexed -- (causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed; "the vexed issue of priorities"; "we live in vexed and troubled times")
          Also See-> demanding#1; effortful#1; hard#2

Sense 2
hard (vs. soft) -- (dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";)
       => calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd -- (used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community")
       => case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled -- (used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge")
       => steely -- (resembling steel as in hardness; "steely eyes"; "steely nerves like those of a steeplejack")
          Also See-> difficult#1, hard#1; insensitive#2; merciless#1, unmerciful#1; tough#1

Sense 3
hard (vs. soft) -- (resisting weight or pressure)
       => adamantine -- (having the hardness of a diamond)
       => al dente -- (of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten)
       => corneous, hornlike, horny -- (made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn))
       => tumid, erect -- (of sexual organs; stiff and rigid)
       => firm, solid -- (not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground")
       => granitic, granitelike, rocklike, stony -- (hard as granite; "a granitic fist")
       => hardened, set -- (converted to solid form (as concrete))
       => woody -- (made hard like wood as the result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls)
       => petrous, stonelike -- ((of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness)
       => semihard -- (somewhat hard)
       => steely -- (resembling steel in hardness)
       => unyielding -- (resistant to physical force or pressure; "an unyielding head support")

Sense 4
hard, knockout, severe -- (very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow")
       => strong (vs. weak) -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

Sense 5
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome -- (characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "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")
       => effortful (vs. effortless) -- (requiring great physical effort)

Sense 6
unvoiced (vs. voiced), voiceless, surd, hard -- (produced without vibration of the vocal cords; "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'")
       => whispered -- (spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords; "a long whispered conversation")

Sense 7
hard (vs. soft), concentrated -- ((of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source)

Sense 8
hard (vs. soft) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants")
       => velar -- (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'))

Sense 9
intemperate, hard, heavy -- (given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker")
       => indulgent (vs. nonindulgent) -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 10
hard, strong -- (being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor")
       => alcoholic (vs. nonalcoholic) -- (characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks")

Sense 11
hard, tough -- (unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "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")

Sense 12
hard -- (dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before")
       => stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")

Synonyms of adv hard

10 senses of hard

Sense 1
hard -- (with effort or force or vigor; "the team played hard"; "worked hard all day"; "pressed hard on the lever"; "hit the ball hard"; "slammed the door hard")

Sense 2
hard, firmly -- (with firmness; "held hard to the railing")

Sense 3
hard -- (earnestly or intently; "thought hard about it"; "stared hard at the accused")

Sense 4
hard, severely -- (causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure")

Sense 5
hard -- (slowly and with difficulty; "prejudices die hard")

Sense 6
heavily, intemperately, hard -- (indulging excessively; "he drank heavily")

Sense 7
hard -- (into a solid condition; "concrete that sets hard within a few hours")

Sense 8
hard -- (very near or close in space or time; "it stands hard by the railroad tracks"; "they were hard on his heels"; "a strike followed hard upon the plant's opening")

Sense 9
hard -- (with pain or distress or bitterness; "he took the rejection very hard")

Sense 10
hard -- (to the full extent possible; all the way; "hard alee"; "the ship went hard astern"; "swung the wheel hard left")

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