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Sound; reliable:
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  1. Sound; reliable:
  2. Not hollowed out:
  3. Upstanding or dependable:
Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
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  1. Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
  2. Hard to cut or chew:
  3. Strong-minded; resolute:
Using much energy; strenuous
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  1. Using much energy; strenuous
  2. Difficult to do; laborious; onerous
  3. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
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  1. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
  2. Having or exhibiting uncompromising determination; unyielding:
  3. Without mercy or compassion
(Photog.) Opaque due to a heavy concentration of metallic silver
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  1. (Photog.) Opaque due to a heavy concentration of metallic silver
  2. Hard to penetrate; thick:
  3. Permitting little light to pass through, because of compactness of matter:
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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  1. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
  2. Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.
  3. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible:
  1. Mentally difficult; painstaking
  2. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
  3. Involving or calling for much hard work; difficult
Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
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  1. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
  2. Hard to handle, treat, or deal with; intractable
  3. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
Repellent or horrifying:
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  1. Repellent or horrifying:
  2. Unrelenting or uncompromising:
  3. Appearing stern, forbidding, harsh, etc.
(Of a substance) Able to intoxicate; an intoxicant.
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  1. (Of a substance) Able to intoxicate; an intoxicant.
  2. Very exciting and stimulating, especially as if by alcohol or some stimulant.
Having a manner that stimulates.
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  1. Callous and toughened by experience
  2. (Archaic) That bites hard; tough in fighting
  3. Tough, cynical, jaded, etc.
Hard to satisfy, persuade, please, etc.
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  1. Hard to satisfy, persuade, please, etc.
  2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
  3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Hard to satisfy, persuade, please, etc.
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  1. Hard to satisfy, persuade, please, etc.
  2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
  3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough:
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  1. Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough:
  2. Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
  3. Harsh, severe, or demanding:
(Informal) Characterized by vigor, roughness, or aggression:
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  1. (Informal) Characterized by vigor, roughness, or aggression:
  2. (Informal) Virile, rowdy, vigorous, etc.
  3. Using or held by both hands:
Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
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  1. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
  2. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
  3. Severe; strict; exacting
Repellent or horrifying:
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  1. Repellent or horrifying:
  2. Dealing with unpleasant subjects; frightful; ghastly
  3. Fierce; cruel; savage
Clearly distinguished or delineated:
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  1. Clearly distinguished or delineated:
  2. Complete or utter; extreme:
  3. Severe or unmitigated; harsh or grim:
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:
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  1. Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:
  2. Bitter and caustic in temper, manner, or speech
Extremely hostile or malicious:
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  1. Extremely hostile or malicious:
  2. Characterized by, causing, or promoting the rapid onset of severe illness. Used of a disease or toxin.
  3. (Med.) Violent and rapid in its course; highly malignant
Having force or rapidity of motion:
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  1. Having force or rapidity of motion:
  2. Clear and loud:
  3. Powerfully effective:
Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
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  1. Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
  2. Giving trouble or anxiety; vexatious; burdensome; wearisome.
Having an effect opposite to what is intended or expected:
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  1. Having an effect opposite to what is intended or expected:
  2. Contrary to what is right or good; wicked or depraved:
  3. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
Serving to exact vengeance:
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  1. Serving to exact vengeance:
  2. Characterized by or stemming from a desire for revenge:
  3. Desiring vengeance; vindictive:
Not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
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  1. Not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
  2. Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
  3. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
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  1. Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
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  1. Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
  2. Requiring precise accuracy
  3. Making severe or excessive demands; not easily satisfied; strict
Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
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  1. Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
  2. Not yielding easily under pressure; solid; hard
  3. Constant; steadfast:
Resistant to compression.
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  1. Resistant to compression.
  2. Impossible to compress.
  3. That cannot be compressed
Not hollowed out:
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  1. Not hollowed out:
  2. Sound; reliable:
  3. Upstanding or dependable:
Oppressive; tyrannical.
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  1. Oppressive; tyrannical.
  2. Alternative form of hardhanded.
  3. Having hands calloused or hardened by work.
Too bold; full of temerity; rash
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  1. Too bold; full of temerity; rash
  2. Able to survive the winter without special care
  3. Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust:
Not polished, cultivated, refined, or elegant; rude
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  1. Not polished, cultivated, refined, or elegant; rude
  2. Having a rough irregular surface:
  3. Lacking culture or polish; coarse and rude:
Hard to cut or chew:
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  1. Hard to cut or chew:
  2. Strong of physique; robust; hardy
  3. Physically hardy; rugged:
Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
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  1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
  2. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
  3. Difficult to do; laborious; onerous
Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
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  1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
  2. Involving or calling for much hard work; difficult
  3. Mentally difficult; painstaking
Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
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  1. Concerned with important rather than trivial matters:
  2. Deeply interested or involved:
  3. Not easily answered or solved:
Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty:
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  1. Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty:
  2. Impressively great or difficult:
  3. (Informal) Hard to believe because exaggerated or untrue
Able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking; strong and resilient:
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  1. Able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking; strong and resilient:
  2. Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
  3. Very difficult; toilsome
Going up a hill or slope:
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  1. Going up a hill or slope:
  2. Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
  3. Calling for prolonged effort; laborious
Using much energy; strenuous
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  1. Using much energy; strenuous
  2. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
  3. Difficult to do; laborious; onerous
Requiring great physical exertion
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  1. Requiring great physical exertion
  2. (Figuratively) Of work, very physically tiring.
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  1. Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding
  2. Weighing much or hard to carry; heavy.
  3. Hard to bear; heavy; oppressive
Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
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  1. Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
  2. Requiring much effort or attention:
  3. Making difficult or irksome demands on a person's resources, patience, energy, etc.
Requiring or showing effort.
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Requiring precise accuracy
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  1. Requiring precise accuracy
  2. Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
  3. Making severe or excessive demands; not easily satisfied; strict
Calling for immediate action or attention; urgent; critical
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  1. Calling for immediate action or attention; urgent; critical
  2. Having or making urgent demands; demanding:
  3. Requiring immediate action; pressing:
Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
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  1. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
  2. Hard to handle or overcome
  3. Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
Hard to digest
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  1. Hard to digest
  2. Hard to do or manage; difficult
  3. Hard to do or accomplish; arduous:
Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
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  1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
  2. Involving or calling for much hard work; difficult
  3. Mentally difficult; painstaking
Burdensome; laborious
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  1. Burdensome; laborious
  2. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome.
  3. (Law) Involving a legal obligation that equals or exceeds the benefits
Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
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  1. Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
  2. Burdensome or difficult to bear.
  3. Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
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  1. Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
  2. Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
  3. Difficult to travel over or through:
Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
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  1. Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
  2. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
  3. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
Burdensome; wearing:
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  1. Burdensome; wearing:
  2. With respect to an experience: exhausting; draining.
Hard to cut or chew:
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  1. Hard to cut or chew:
  2. Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
  3. Very difficult; toilsome
  1. Irritating, stressful or bothersome.
  2. That tries one's patience; annoying; exasperating; irksome
  3. Difficult to endure; arduous.
Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
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  1. Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
  2. Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
  3. Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
Not easily borne; oppressive:
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  1. Not easily borne; oppressive:
  2. Too dense or rich to digest easily:
  3. Marked by or exhibiting weariness:
(Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
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  1. (Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
  2. Strong, bulky
  3. Weighty; heavy
Having or capable of exerting power.
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  1. Having or capable of exerting power.
  2. Having much power; strong or influential
  3. Effective or potent:
Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
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  1. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  2. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Not easily borne; oppressive:
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  1. Not easily borne; oppressive:
  2. Too dense or rich to digest easily:
  3. Lacking vitality; deficient in vivacity or grace:
Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
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  1. Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
  2. Requiring much effort or attention:
  3. Making difficult or irksome demands on a person's resources, patience, energy, etc.
Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
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  1. Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
  2. Requiring precise accuracy
  3. Making severe or excessive demands; not easily satisfied; strict
Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
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  1. Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
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  1. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Difficult to endure; oppressive:
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  1. Difficult to endure; oppressive:
  2. Hard; severe; unyielding; strict
  3. Hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character:
Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
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  1. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
  2. Carefully maintained or observed:
  3. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
Practical and realistic rather than emotional or sentimental
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  1. Practical and realistic rather than emotional or sentimental
  2. Overly aggressive; brutal or rough
  3. Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
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  1. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
  2. Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.
  3. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible:
Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic:
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  1. Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic:
  2. Having a severe or stern look, manner, etc.; forbidding
  3. Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave:
Providing no encouragement; depressing:
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  1. Providing no encouragement; depressing:
  2. Not promising or hopeful
  3. Cold and cutting; harsh
Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
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  1. Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
  2. Marked by sternness or harshness; forbidding:
  3. (Scot.) Hard; stern; severe
Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
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  1. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  2. Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
  3. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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  1. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Causing or showing sorrow, discomfort, or pain; grievous
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  1. Causing or showing sorrow, discomfort, or pain; grievous
  2. Sharp and disagreeable; harsh; severe; piercing
  3. Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment:
Extremely ruthless or cruel.
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  1. Extremely ruthless or cruel.
  2. Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
  3. Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
Unpleasantly sharp or rough
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  1. Unpleasantly sharp or rough
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
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  1. Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
  2. Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
  3. Harsh, rude, brutal, etc.; not gentle or mild
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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  1. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Thick and hardened
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  1. Thick and hardened
  2. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling:
  3. Lacking, or showing a lack of, pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling
Having a body temperature that changes according to the temperature of the surroundings. Fish, amphibians, and reptiles are cold-blooded.
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  1. Having a body temperature that changes according to the temperature of the surroundings. Fish, amphibians, and reptiles are cold-blooded.
  2. Lacking feeling or emotion:
  3. Executed without feeling or emotion:
Devoid of sympathy or feeling.
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  1. Devoid of sympathy or feeling.
  2. Without sympathy, feeling or compassion; callous or heartless
  1. Callous and unsentimental.
  2. (Informal) Not affected by sentiment, pity, etc.; tough; callous
  3. Callous; unfeeling.
Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
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  1. Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
  2. Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.
  3. Made or become hard or harder (in various senses)
Lacking in feeling or compassion; pitiless and cold.
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  1. Lacking in feeling or compassion; pitiless and cold.
  2. Unfeeling; pitiless; cruel
Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
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  1. Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
  2. Lacking kindness or feeling; hard and pitiless
  3. Without a heart; specifically, without feeling, emotion, or concern for others; uncaring.
Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
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  1. Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
  2. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
  3. Hardened and unrepenting; impenitent
Devoid of kindness or sympathy; hardhearted.
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  1. Devoid of kindness or sympathy; hardhearted.
  2. Unfeeling; pitiless; cruel
  3. Cruel, compassionless, discompassionate, as if having a heart made of stone.
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  1. Without emotion or sympathy
  2. Incapable of feeling or sensation; insensate or insensible
  3. Incapable of sympathy or mercy; hardhearted; callous; cruel
Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment:
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  1. Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment:
  2. Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
  3. Proceeding from or exhibiting strong animosity:
Feeling or showing resentment
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  1. Feeling or showing resentment
  2. Harboring resentment, full of resentment, at a given moment.
  3. Inclined to resent, who tends to harbor resentment, when wronged.
Definite; fixed:
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  1. Definite; fixed:
  2. Capable of being relied on; dependable:
  3. Sure (to happen, etc.); inevitable
Not to be contested; indisputable; unquestionable
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  1. Not to be contested; indisputable; unquestionable
  2. Not contestable; indisputable; certain; incontrovertible.
  3. Impossible to contest; unquestionable:
That cannot be controverted; not disputable or debatable; undeniable
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  1. That cannot be controverted; not disputable or debatable; undeniable
  2. Impossible to dispute; unquestionable:
Beyond dispute or doubt; undeniable:
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  1. Beyond dispute or doubt; undeniable:
  2. Not disputable; not open to question; obviously true
  3. That cannot be disputed or doubted; unquestionable
Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable.
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  1. Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable.
  2. Clearly true; providing no possibility of doubt.
  3. That cannot be doubted; unquestionable
That cannot be refuted or disproved
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  1. That cannot be refuted or disproved
  2. Impossible to refute or disprove; incontrovertible:
Very confident; certain:
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  1. Very confident; certain:
  2. That has, or is considered as having, real existence in itself, not just in the absence of other attributes
  3. Concerned only with real things and experience; empirical; practical
That will not fail; always effective
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  1. That will not fail; always effective
  2. That cannot be doubted, questioned, or disputed; absolutely true; certain
  3. Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain:
Not subject to attack or seizure; impregnable:
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  1. Not subject to attack or seizure; impregnable:
  2. That cannot be successfully denied
  3. Impossible to dispute or disprove; undeniable:
That cannot be denied; indisputable
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  1. That cannot be denied; indisputable
  2. Irrefutable, or impossible to deny
  3. Difficult or impossible to deny; irrefutable:
Common misspelling of indisputable.
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Beyond question or doubt.
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  1. Beyond question or doubt.
  2. Undeniable, obvious
  3. Not to be questioned, doubted, or disputed; certain
Having the nature of fact; real; actual
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  1. Having the nature of fact; real; actual
  2. Of or characterised by or consisting of facts.
  3. Of or containing facts.
Without affectation; natural, sincere, etc.
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  1. Without affectation; natural, sincere, etc.
  2. (Idiomatic) Practical; realistic; pragmatic.
  3. Realistic or practical
  1. Stubborn; wilful.
  2. Realistic; pragmatic.
  3. Shrewd and unsentimental; practical; matter-of-fact
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  1. Lacking emotion or colour
  2. Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  3. Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
Of or having to do with a known or perceived object as distinguished from something existing only in the mind of the subject, or person thinking
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  1. Of or having to do with a known or perceived object as distinguished from something existing only in the mind of the subject, or person thinking
  2. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices:
  3. Determined by and emphasizing the features and characteristics of the object, or thing dealt with, rather than the thoughts and feelings of the artist, writer, or speaker
Concerned with the production or operation of something useful:
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  1. Concerned with the production or operation of something useful:
  2. Capable of or suitable to being used or put into effect; useful:
  3. Manifested in or involving practice:
Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
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  1. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
  2. Concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs, etc., not with theory or speculation; practical
  3. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
(Law) Relating to affairs of state.
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  1. (Law) Relating to affairs of state.
  2. Arbuthnot
  3. Pragmatic; practical; businesslike
Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
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  1. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
  2. Commonplace, dull and ordinary
  3. Of or like prose rather than poetry; often, specif., heavy, flat, unimaginative, etc.
  1. Expressed or represented as being accurate.
  2. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
  3. Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
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  1. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
  2. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
  3. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
Facing facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute.
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  1. Facing facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute.
  2. Not distracted from actual facts by enticements, intimidation, or sentimentality; steadfast in one's actions, commitments, beliefs, etc.
  3. Shrewd and unsentimental; practical; realistic
Related to or resulting from alcohol.
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  1. Related to or resulting from alcohol.
  2. Containing or preserved in alcohol.
  3. Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
Distilled. Used of an alcoholic beverage.
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  1. Distilled. Used of an alcoholic beverage.
  2. Of, pertaining to, containing, or made using alcohol
  3. Having the nature of or containing alcohol; alcoholic.
An enclosed place or tract of land. An enclosed place or tract of land. The visible boundary around an enclosed place or tract of land, consisting of a fence, hedge, wall, or similar structure, or the invisible boundary around an unenclosed place or tract of land. The boundary is “broken” if anyone crosses the boundary without permission or an invitation from the land’s owner. See also breach. The legal interest of one who owns a particular piece of enclosed or unenclosed land. To consummate, conclude, or bring to an end, especially a discussion or negotiation. See also closing.
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  1. An enclosed place or tract of land. An enclosed place or tract of land. The visible boundary around an enclosed place or tract of land, consisting of a fence, hedge, wall, or similar structure, or the invisible boundary around an unenclosed place or tract of land. The boundary is “broken” if anyone crosses the boundary without permission or an invitation from the land’s owner. See also breach. The legal interest of one who owns a particular piece of enclosed or unenclosed land. To consummate, conclude, or bring to an end, especially a discussion or negotiation. See also closing.
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