hard-core

[hahrd-kawr, -kohr]
adjective
1.
unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated: a hard-core segregationist.
2.
pruriently explicit; graphically depicted: hard-core pornography. Compare soft-core.
3.
being so without apparent change or remedy; chronic: hard-core inflation; hard-core unemployment.

Origin:
1950–55

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hardcore (ˈhɑːdˌkɔː)
 
n
1.  a style of rock music characterized by short fast numbers with minimal melody and aggressive delivery
2.  a type of dance music with a very fast beat

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hard-core definition


  1. mod.
    sexually explicit; pornographic. : You can't sell that hard-core stuff in a store like this!
  2. mod.
    extreme; entrenched. : There are too many hard-core cases of poverty there.
  3. mod.
    very good; stunning; great. : I'd like a really hard-core pizza with at least five kinds of cheese.
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