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


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hardcore (ˈhɑːdˌkɔː)
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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