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English definition of “hard-core”

hard-core

adjective (SEX)    /ˌhɑːdˈkɔːr/ US  /ˌhɑːrdˈkɔːr/
showing sexual acts clearly and in detail: hard-core pornographyRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
(Definition of hard-core adjective (SEX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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