Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hard-core

1 sense of hard core

Sense 1
hard core -- (the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement)
       => clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp -- (an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose)

Antonyms of adj hard-core

3 senses of hard-core

Sense 1
hard-core -- (stubbornly resistant to change or improvement; "hard-core addicts")

INDIRECT (VIA inflexible) -> flexible -- (capable of being changed; "flexible schedules")

Sense 2
hard-core, hardcore -- (intensely loyal; "his hard-core supporters")

INDIRECT (VIA loyal) -> disloyal -- (deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers")

Sense 3
hard-core, hardcore -- (extremely explicit; "hard-core pornography")

INDIRECT (VIA explicit) -> implicit, inexplicit -- (implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn")
                                                                         

Similarity of adj hard-core

3 senses of hard-core

Sense 1
hard-core -- (stubbornly resistant to change or improvement; "hard-core addicts")
       => inflexible (vs. flexible) -- (incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose")

Sense 2
hard-core, hardcore -- (intensely loyal; "his hard-core supporters")
       => loyal (vs. disloyal) -- (steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him")

Sense 3
hard-core, hardcore -- (extremely explicit; "hard-core pornography")
       => explicit (vs. implicit), expressed -- (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes")

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