hard core: Meaning and Definition of
- the permanent, dedicated, and completely faithful nucleus of a group or movement, as of a political party.
- an unyielding or intransigent element in a social or organizational structure, as that part of a group consisting of longtime adherents or those resistant to change.
- those whose condition seems to be without hope of remedy or change.
Pronunciation: (härd'kôr', -kōr'), [key]
- unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated: a hard-core segregationist.
- pruriently explicit; graphically depicted: hard-core pornography.
- being so without apparent change or remedy; chronic:Cf. soft-core. hard-core inflation; hard-core unemployment.
- hardcore (Thesaurus)