Definition of 硬

  • stiff
  • hard


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • コウ
  • かた

Popular Words With This Kanji

強硬, きょうこう

firm, vigorous, unbending, unyielding, strong, stubborn

硬い, 固い, 堅い, 緊い, かたい

hard, solid, tough, stiff, tight, wooden, unpolished (e.g. writing), strong, firm (not viscous or easily moved), safe, steady, honest, steadfast, obstinate, stubborn, bookish, formal, stuffy

硬派, こうは

tough elements, hard-liners, stalwarts, diehards, hawks, considering association with women and interest in fashion as weakness and focusing on strength and manliness, young tough, young rowdy, hard (news), hard news reporter, strait-laced (person), straight-laced, overly serious regarding relations between men and women, bullish traders

硬直, こうちょく

stiffening, rigidity, rigor, stiffness, ossification, petrification

硬化, こうか

hardening, vulcanization, vulcanisation, sclerosis, curing

硬貨, こうか

coin, hard currency

肝硬変, かんこうへん

cirrhosis of the liver

動脈硬化, どうみゃくこうか

arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries

堅さ, 固さ, 硬さ, かたさ

firmness, hardness, stiffness, honesty

硬式, こうしき

hardball (tennis, baseball)

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