Part of speech:
Steady and persistent; unremitting:
Making severe or excessive demands; not easily satisfied; strict
That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
The definition of cruel is someone or something that deliberately causes pain or suffering.
Being near the surface; short:
Too strong to the taste; bitter
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Sharp means having a point or edge that is good for cutting or a sudden change.
Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
Having a severe or stern look, manner, etc.; forbidding
The definition of arduous is a way of describing something that is extremely tiring and difficult.
Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
Hard; severe; unyielding; strict
Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
The definition of inexorable is a stubborn or inflexible person or a situation that cannot be changed.
Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
Final; conclusive; positive; incontrovertible. In a jury selection, each side is permitted a certain number of peremptory challenges for which no explanation is necessary. A peremptory trial date may be set so as to assure a speedy trial.
The definition of resolute is being firm and unwavering in your convictions.
The definition of earnest is intense and not playful, or important.
Not fluid or loose; viscous; thick; dense; firm
The definition of resolved is something that is firm or determined.
Tense; not relaxed.
The definition of inconsiderate is rude and without thought for others.
Affording comfort or relief; soothing:
Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
(Obsolete) Stiffness or rigidity.
The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
That cannot be moved; firmly fixed; not capable of movement
The definition of adamant is someone who will never change his mind, or something that will never be changed.
Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive:
Serving to fix colors in dyeing.
The definition of drastic is something radical or extreme.
Having or showing no mercy; cruel; relentless; pitiless
Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort:
Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
Of or characteristic of ascetics or asceticism; self-denying; austere
Not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable
The definition of critical is something that is crucial, judged, analyzed, at a turning point or on the verge of a crisis.
(Obs.) Dishonest or unfaithful
Tending to censure; critical.
Harsh and throaty; hoarse
Difficult to read; cramped:
The definition of unmitigated is absolute, complete or not lessened.
The definition of intractable is not easily controlled or hard to work.
Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
Difficult or rigorous
Difficult or rigorous
Firm; rigid; unyielding
Having the hide tight over the bone and muscle structure of the body, as an emaciated cow
Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
(Especially of weather) pleasantly mild and warm
The definition of easygoing is someone or something that is relaxed, tolerant and not prone to rigid rules or bouts of temper.
The definition of indulgent is someone who is lenient or who gives into whims and desires.
Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
Extremely sharp or severe; intense:
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
Very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.
Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic:
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
The definition of bleak is something that is gloomy, somber or exposed to wind and cold.
Designating or of the curved radial surface, or a plane curve in this surface, formed by the reflection or refraction of rays from a curved solid surface
Rough, especially to the touch:
The definition of crucial is something that is essential or vitally important.
Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings of others:
Extreme or terrible:
Requiring much effort or attention:
Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
Glaringly bad; notorious; outrageous
The definition of grave is something that is serious or taken seriously or doing something in a solemn or sedate manner.
The definition of grievous is something very serious, grave or severe.
Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion:
Outrageously evil or wicked; abominable
Of or characteristic of an enemy; warlike
Lacking mercy or leniency; harsh
To be lamented; grievous; deplorable; distressing
Given to making moral judgments, especially in a self-righteous or judgmental manner.
Exact, as in performance, execution, or amount; accurate or correct:
Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
Difficult to travel over or through:
Searing; withering; harsh or caustic
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
Having or showing little sense or reasoning ability; easily misled or deceived; stupid or foolish
Serious and dignified:
Simple, frugal, or austere:
Difficult or rigorous
The definition of strenuous is something that takes a lot of effort, work or energy to do.
Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
Without adornment or embellishment; simple or plain.
The definition of unpleasant is something or someone that causes displeasure or discomfort.
Intense or extreme, especially in emotion:
Something severe, as a punishment
Acting, working, or done easily, or in a quick, smooth way; fluent; ready
Having a soft, pleasant taste or flavor; not strong, sour, bitter, biting, or sharp
Moderate in one's actions, speech, etc.; self-restrained
Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
The definition of amenable is someone who is agreeable or willing to be persuaded.
Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
The definition of stark is something harsh or barren in appearance.
Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
Large and powerful
(Chiefly Upper Southern US) Great:
Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
Demanding great exertion; arduous and exhausting.
The definition of burdensome is something that is hard to deal with, or that places too great of expectations.
Requiring more than is reasonable; demanding; exacting
Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
(Law) Entailing more liabilities than benefits or imposing significant obligations.
The definition of trying is defined as an irritating person or thing.
Cold and forbidding
Causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort
Of great significance; momentous:
The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example
Severe and distressing:
Capable of knocking someone out:
Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
Difficult or rigorous
The definition of plain is clearly understood, obvious, simple or not complicated.
- Ascetic implies extreme self-denial and self-discipline or even, sometimes, the deliberate self-infliction of pain and discomfort, as by religious fanatics an ascetic hermit
- Austere suggests harsh restraint, self-denial, stark simplicity the austere diet of wartime, or an absence of warmth, passion, ornamentation, etc. an austere bedroom
- Stern implies an unyielding firmness, esp. as manifested in a grim or forbidding aspect or manner a stern guardian
- Severe applies to a person or thing that is strict, uncompromising, or restrained and connotes a total absence of softness, laxity, frivolity, etc. a severe critic, hairdo, etc. and may often imply harshness severe punishment, a severe tornado
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