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hard-core definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: stubbornly resistant to change or improvement; "hard-core addicts"
2: intensely loyal; "his hard-core supporters" [syn: hard- core, hardcore]
3: extremely explicit; "hard-core pornography" [syn: hard- core, hardcore]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1940 1. a. of, relating to, or being part of a hard core <hard-core poverty> <the hard-core unemployed> b. confirmed, die-hard <hard-core rock fans> <a hard-core liberal> 2. of pornography containing explicit descriptions of sex acts or scenes of actual sex acts compare soft-core 3. characterized by or being the purest or most basic form of something ; fundamental <a room gussied up in hard-core French provincial style John Canaday>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also hardcore, hard core 1. You can refer to the members of a group who are the most committed to its activities or who are the most involved in them as a hard core of members or as the hard-core members. We've got a hard core of customers that have stood by us... A hard-core group of right-wing senators had hoped to sway their colleagues. N-SING: oft N of n, N n 2. Hard-core pornography shows sex in a very detailed way, or shows very violent or unpleasant sex. Compare soft-core. ADJ: ADJ n



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