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hard core

1. noun A very devoted subset of an organization. They're the hard core of the group, so I'd talk them if you're interested in volunteering.
2. adjective Describing someone who is staunch and unyielding in their beliefs. The phrase is typically hyphenated when used before a noun. She's a hard-core liberal, so good luck getting her to listen to your conservative views.
3. adjective Describing pornography that is especially graphic or explicit. I was appalled to find hard-core porn on his computer.
4. adjective Describing something that is especially intense or impressive. Wow, you're really specializing in surgery? That's hard core!
5. adjective Describing a style of rock music that is especially loud and aggressive. You'll go deaf if you keep listening to that hard core rock at such a loud volume!
See also: core, hard

(the) ˌhard ˈcore

(British English) the small central group in an organization, or in a particular group of people, who are the most active or who will not change their beliefs or behaviour: It’s only really the hard core that bother(s) to go to meetings regularly. ▶ ˈhard-core adj.
1 having a belief or a way of behaving that will not change: a hard-core political activist
2 relating to pornography (= books, videos, etc. that describe or show naked people and sexual acts) of an extreme kind: hard-core sex magazines
See also: core, hard


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.
4. mod. extreme; quintessential. She thinks of herself as a hard-core leftist.
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