hard-hitting
hard-hitting hard-hitting adj. 1. characterized by or full of force and vigor; forceful; as, a hard-hitting expose.

Syn: trenchant, vigorous. [WordNet 1.5]

2. aggressive; as, a hard-hitting advertising campaign. Opposite of {unaggressive}.

Syn: high-pressure. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hard-hitting — [härdhit΄iŋ] adj. Informal forceful, aggressive, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hard-hitting — adjective 1. characterized by or full of force and vigor a hard hitting expose a trenchant argument • Syn: ↑trenchant • Similar to: ↑effective, ↑effectual, ↑efficacious 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-hitting — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe a report or speech as hard hitting, you like the way it talks about difficult or serious matters in a bold and direct way. [JOURNALISM] In a hard hitting speech to the IMF, he urged third world… …   English dictionary

  • hard-hitting — {adj.} Working hard to get things done; strong and active; stubbornly eager. * /The boys put on a hard hitting drive to raise money for uniforms for the football team./ * /He is a hard hitting and successful football coach./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard-hitting — {adj.} Working hard to get things done; strong and active; stubbornly eager. * /The boys put on a hard hitting drive to raise money for uniforms for the football team./ * /He is a hard hitting and successful football coach./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hard-hitting — adj Working hard to get things done; strong and active; stubbornly eager. The boys put on a hard hitting drive to raise money for uniforms for the football team. He is a hard hitting and successful football coach …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hard-hitting — adjective Date: 1926 strikingly effective in force or result < a hard hitting exposé > < plain hard hitting English > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard-hitting — /hahrd hit ing/, adj. 1. striking or capable of striking with force. 2. strikingly or effectively forceful: a hard hitting exposé. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-hitting — adj. Hard hitting is used with these nouns: ↑drama, ↑journalism, ↑report …   Collocations dictionary

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