hard core

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hard core

1. The most dedicated, unfailingly loyal faction of a group or organization: the hard core of the separatist movement.
2. An intractable core or nucleus of a society, especially one that is stubbornly resistant to improvement or change.

hard core

1. (Sociology) the members of a group or movement who form an intransigent nucleus resisting change
2. (Civil Engineering) material, such as broken bricks, stones, etc, used to form a foundation for a road, paving, building, etc
3. (of pornography) describing or depicting sexual acts in explicit detail
4. extremely committed or fanatical: a hard-core Communist.

hard′ core′

1. the permanent, dedicated, and faithful nucleus of a group or movement, as of a political party.
2. the part of a group that is resistant to change.
3. a form of punk rock played in an intense, harsh, fast style with more emphasis on rhythm than on melody.


1. unswervingly committed; uncompromising: a hard-core conservative.
2. pruriently explicit; graphically depicted: hard-core pornography.
3. being so without apparent change or remedy; chronic: hard-core unemployment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard core - the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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PESHAWAR -- Three more zones of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have been established throughout the province with immediate effect on the directives of Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani The IGP Nasir Khan Durrani after assuming the charge of his office established CTD in October 2013 against the hard core criminals.