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uncompromising; tough: a hard-hitting report on urban deprivation.
strikingly or effectively forceful.
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|Adj.||1.||hard-hitting - characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument"|
effective, effectual, efficacious - producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
|2.||hard-hitting - aggressively and persistently persuasive; "a hard-hitting advertising campaign"; "a high-pressure salesman"|
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"