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hard (HAHRD) (adjective)
Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated, bent, cut, etc.: This loaf of bread is as hard as a rock.
hard (HAHRD) (adverb)
Regarding how great effort or endurance is required: You have to work hard in order to succeed and Joe knows how hard Laura tried.
That test was hard because the teacher asked a lot of difficult questions.
hardly (HAHRD lee) (adverb)
Regarding how something is true, but only relating to an insignificant amount; barely; scarcely: The changes in service have hardly been noticed by anyone.
Hardly anyone showed up for the meeting that day.
Lenora, although you claim that your work is hard, you are hardly making any effort to get any work done.
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