hard-hitting


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hard-hit·ting

(hārd′hĭt′ĭng)
adj.
Effective; forceful.

hard-hitting

adj
uncompromising; tough: a hard-hitting report on urban deprivation.

hard′-hit′ting



adj.
strikingly or effectively forceful.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hard-hitting - characterized by or full of force and vigorhard-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"

hard-hitting

adjective uncompromising, tough, critical, vigorous, no holds barred, strongly worded, pulling no punches, unsparing a hard-hitting account of violence in the home

hard-hitting

adjective
Full of or displaying force:
Translations

hard-hitting

[ˈhɑːdˌhɪtɪŋ] ADJ [speech etc] → contundente

hard-hitting

[ˌhɑːdˈhɪtɪŋ] adjmolto duro/a
a hard-hitting documentary → un documentario verità inv
References in classic literature ?
He was a big brute of a man, a veritable gorilla, one of those hard-hitting, rough-housing chaps, and clever with his fists as well.
Defending champion Roger Federer needed to knuckle down to end the feisty challenge of hard-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
The campaigns show hard-hitting images of flames sparked by pans and the aftermath of fires.
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According to the New York Times, he used the money to support his employment business during the hard-hitting recession.
Combining research and new facts with Miller's opinions about gun rights and freedoms, this is a hard-hitting story of how anti-gun activists work.
That's the hard-hitting image of a new health campaign in the region aimed at making sure the public are aware of the link between alcohol and cancer.
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