from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat hard.

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  • adjective Somewhat hard.
  • adjective colloquial Quite hard.


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From hard +‎ -ish.


  • Or you can go the “craft” way and cut out the contours for crowns out of hardish card paper and provide glue sticks and feathers, pieces of silk paper, etc and they will love making their own crowns (or masks, or cone hats).

    party planner

  • Nothing new yesterday, just a lot of work on the slab wall (two hardish ones in the corner and a very hard one by the door that I did not finish, alas! maybe next week?) and then that black 5.8 again and a blue 5.8 that is kind of a romp.

    carryover cooking

  • References to two Aussie 1980s hardish rock bands, flanelette and thievery - it could almost be Broadmeadows.

    Midnight Oil: How Can We Sleep When Our Beds Are Burning?

  • Phot reeeeeel hardish nawt tew sai: Ai lernt ih fromz u, Dad!

    giggity giggity giggity - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Castelmagno is a hardish, cylindrical cheese from the northern region of Piedmont; one of its distinguishing features is a tinge of blue mold.


  • The only anime I can recommend in good faith is Planetes, but it is not fantasy; it's hardish SF.

    Anime Bleg

  • We put through a couple of days pleasantly enough, after our hardish bit of work.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • We rode hardish (some people would have called it a hand-gallop) most of the way; up hill and down, across the rocky creeks, through thick timber.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • When you think how foolish-like and childish man or woman commits their first fault, not so bad in itself, but enough often to shut them out from nearly all their chances of good in this world, it does seem hardish that one life should end all under the sun.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • But that doesn't imply that the swarming of harmless unstinging bees through the town last night meant anything at all except that perhaps this will be a hardish winter.

    Alvin Journeyman


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