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synonyms for hard-pressed

  • agitated
  • beset
  • bothered
  • distressed
  • harassed
  • stressed
  • troubled
  • worried
  • anxious
  • at wit's end

antonyms for hard-pressed

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  • calm
  • collected
  • happy
  • untroubled
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How to use hard-pressed in a sentence

He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
And it would be hard indeed, if so remote a prince's notions of virtue and vice were to be offered as a standard for all mankind.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
"I congratulate you on your engagement," he said at last, looking up with a face that seemed to Bernard hard and unnatural.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Here there was a scuffling sound in the basket, and the Roc rapped on the cover with her hard beak, and cried, "Hush!"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
One whist table only is at work; General Pepper and three old hands of the same kidney are hard at it.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
When Yima pressed the earth with this ring, the genius of the Earth, Aramaîti, responded to his wish and order.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Louis pressed his father's hand to his lips; that hand which was hardly washed from the stain of Wharton's blood!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO HARD-PRESSED

  • agitated
  • anxious
  • at wit's end
  • beset
  • bothered
  • distressed
  • harassed
  • hard-pressed
  • stressed
  • troubled
  • worried
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.