hardcore

See also: hard-core and Hardcore

EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

hard +‎ core: hard to the core; 1936 (n.); 1951 (adj.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hɑː(ɹ)dˈkɔː(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)

AdjectiveEdit

hardcore (comparative more hardcore, superlative most hardcore)

  1. Having an extreme dedication to a certain activity.
    Synonyms: diehard, steely-eyed, tough as nails, gung ho
    He's a hardcore gamer.
  2. (colloquial) 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 and abnormal sexual activity.
  6. (music) Faster or more intense than the regular style.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

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]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Property)[1]:
      You need to excavate and remove the topsoil, line the subsoil with a geotextile, then lay and compact hardcore.
  2. Several music genres, including:
    1. Hardcore punk.
      • 1981, Cary Darling, Billboard, page 10:
        Fields began recording the hardcore punk bands in 1978 when few others would.
    2. Gangsta rap.
    3. Hardcore techno.
    4. Jungle.
      • 1994 September, Simon Reynolds, “Above The Treeline”, in The Wire[2]:
        Always more multiracial than other post-Rave scenes, Hardcore got “blacker” as hiphop, Ragga, dub and Soul influences kicked in, and by 93 it had evolved into Jungle. By this point, Hardcore/Jungle (the terms remain interchangeable) was universally scorned by dance hipsters and banished from the media.
    5. Outlaw country.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Hardcore
  • Russian: хардко́р m (xardkór)

TranslationsEdit


PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English hardcore.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hardcore m inan

  1. (slang) something hardcore (particularly intense)
  2. (music) hardcore (hardcore punk or techno music)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

adjective
noun

Further readingEdit

  • hardcore in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hardcore in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hardcore m (plural hardcores)

  1. hardcore
    quiere ser hardcore y su mamá no lo deja
    he wants to be hardcore and his mother doesn't let him