striking or capable of striking with force.
strikingly or effectively forceful: a hard-hitting exposé.
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How to use hard-hitting in a sentence
Can music be both milquetoast and hard-hitting at the same time?Jennifer Lopez’s ‘A.K.A.’ Is Terrible. What Happened to Her Music? | Kevin Fallon | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Are you going to mix it up with celebrities, or include mostly hard-hitting subjects?John Oliver on ‘Last Week Tonight,’ Turning Down CBS, and ‘Nauseating’ American Politics | Marlow Stern | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The taste is intense, with hard-hitting wormwood flavor and lemony undertones.
Ann Romney did much better, with her hard-hitting theme: Mitt Romney does not fail at what he undertakes.
The result is a hard-hitting drama that deals with the unknowable impulses of the universe and of the human heart itself.
He had latterly taken a fancy to wild-fowl shooting by the coast, for which a very hard-hitting, long-range gun was needed.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
The plain profile of this man reminds one of the hard-hitting, rough-riding Roundhead.The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
For all purposes except the actual hard-hitting they are the most useful weapon which the commander of the fleet possesses.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
Ken went out deeper, for he knew most hard-hitting left-handers hit to right field.The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey
That brought it to the last one, who chanced to be the hard-hitting catcher, Ballinger.Fast Nine | Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for hard-hitting
uncompromising; tough: a hard-hitting report on urban deprivation
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