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English definition of “hard-core”

hard-core

adjective uk   /ˌhɑːdˈkɔːr/ us    /ˌhɑːrdˈkɔːr/

hard-core adjective (SEX)

showing sexual acts clearly and in detail: hard-core pornographyRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky

hard-core adjective (BELIEF)

describes people who strongly believe in something: hard-core party membersBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
(Definition of hard-core adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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