hardcore

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hard +‎ core 1936 (n.); 1951 (adj.)

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hardcore ‎(comparative more hardcore, superlative most hardcore)

  1. Having an extreme dedication to a certain activity; diehard.
    He's a hardcore gamer.
  2. (slang) Particularly intense; thrillingly dangerous or erratic; desirably violent in appearance; pleasing or "cool" due to intensity or danger.
    That show was hardcore, dude.
  3. Resistant to change.
  4. Obscene or explicit.
  5. (pornography) Depicting penetration.
  6. (music) Faster or more intense than the regular style.

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hardcore ‎(uncountable)

  1. broken bricks, stone and/or other aggregate used as foundations especially in road and path laying.
    • 2014 August 24, Jeff Howell, “Home improvements: gravel paths and cutting heating bills [print version: Cold comfort in technology, 23 August 2014, p. P5]”[1], The Daily Telegraph (Property):
      You need to excavate and remove the topsoil, line the subsoil with a geotextile, then lay and compact hardcore.
  2. hardcore punk
    • 1981, Cary Darling, Billboard, page 10:
      Fields began recording the hardcore punk bands in 1978 when few others would.
  3. gangsta rap
    • Let's listen to some hardcore.
  4. hardcore techno

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hardcore m ‎(plural hardcores)

  1. hardcore