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[hahrd-hit-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈhɪt ɪŋ/
striking or capable of striking with force.
strikingly or effectively forceful:
a hard-hitting exposé.
Origin of hard-hitting
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Kenly will bring a lot of hard-hitting rough-necks thatll make us look like a parcel of co-eds!

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He was the best type of the good-natured, level-headed, hard-hitting Englishman.

  • In the course of our conversation he was full of hard-hitting truths on the present study and method of vocalization. '

  • That brought it to the last one, who chanced to be the hard-hitting catcher, Ballinger.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • Still he is quick to detect, and with his hard-hitting muzzle-loader he rarely misses.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for hard-hitting


uncompromising; tough: a hard-hitting report on urban deprivation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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