hard|core

hard|core
hard|core «HAHRD KR, -KOHR», noun.
Especially British. broken pieces of stone, brick, or other hard material, used for filling foundations and roads.
hard-core «HAHRD KR, -KOHR», adjective.
1. of or belonging to the hard core: »

a hard-core Communist.

2. of or having to do with consistent or chronic economic deprivation or poverty: »

hard-core unemployment.

3. explicit; unequivocal: »

hard-core pornography.

4. physically addictive: »

hard-core drugs.

the firm, unyielding, central part, resistant to exterior pressures or change, of a movement or group of partisans; heart; core.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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