hard-hitting


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hard-hit·ting

(hārd′hĭt′ĭng)
adj.
Effective; forceful.
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hard-hitting

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



adj.
strikingly or effectively forceful.
[1830–40]
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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"
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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
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hard-hitting

adjective
Full of or displaying force:
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Translations

hard-hitting

[ˈhɑːdˌhɪtɪŋ] ADJ [speech etc] → contundente
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hard-hitting

[ˌhɑːdˈhɪtɪŋ] adjmolto duro/a
a hard-hitting documentary → un documentario verità inv
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References in classic literature ?
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