American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Effective; forceful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. characterized by or full of force and vigor; forceful.
- adj. aggressive. Opposite of
- adj. characterized by or full of force and vigor
- adj. aggressively and persistently persuasive
“He can play the daylights out of full-on postbop or explore north-Euro ambience, but he calls his hard-hitting Karma fusion group his "grunge band" – a misnomer for a rare splicing of rich-toned, pipe-like themes, fiercely guttural up-tempo tenor improv, Arabic and Irish music, and tight grooving.”
“Known as a hard-hitting defensive back during his 12-year career, Proudfoot experienced repeated head trauma, according to the CFL's Alumni Association.”
“That's the plan," said Jayshawn, who also plays running back but is best known as a hard-hitting defensive back.”
“His preaching is conservative and frequently hard-hitting, often focusing on themes of obedience, sin, and deliverance.”
“Aside from vague rhetoric about “the Party of No” which is not nearly hard-hitting enough (and also getting annoying), they really need to make a straightforward case that Republicans do not care about the well-being of the country.”
“Increased exposure and professionalism have dovetailed to produce bona fide stars—people young players can identify with—not least among them England's hard-hitting batter Claire Taylor.”
“Mr. Carter, who died Thursday at age 57 nearly nine months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, was a hard-hitting catcher who helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series.”
“The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise after The Office creator and UK series star delivered a hard-hitting monologue last year that included zingers aimed at Hugh Hefner, Charlie Sheen, the cast of Sex and the City 2 and Scientologists.”
“The deciding set was warfare, and though the pair exchanged early breaks, they found themselves engaged in lengthy, hard-hitting rallies and chasing every ball with legs fueled by determination.”
“Mr. Gingrich made clear he plans to cast himself as the hard-hitting insurgent.”
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