Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hard_currency

2 senses of hard currency

Sense 1
hard currency -- (a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value; "the countries agreed to conduct their bilateral trade in hard currency, replacing previous barter arrangements"; "Germany once had a solid economy, good fiscal and monetary policies, and a hard currency")
       => currency -- (the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used)

Sense 2
cash, hard cash, hard currency -- (money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash")
       => currency -- (the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used)

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