Definition of hardcore in English:

hardcore

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noun

  • 1

    (also hard core)
    The most active, committed, or strict members of a group or movement.

    • ‘the party still has a hard core of supporters that will always vote for them’
    diehard, staunch, dedicated, committed, steadfast, hard-line, dyed-in-the-wool, long-standing
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  • 2Pornography of a very explicit or extreme kind.

    pornographic, obscene, indecent, improper, indelicate, crude, lewd, erotic, titillating, arousing, suggestive, sexy, risqué, coarse, vulgar, gross, dirty, ribald, smutty, filthy, bawdy, earthy
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  • 3Popular music that is experimental in nature and typically characterized by high volume and aggressive presentation.

  • 4British Broken bricks, rubble, or similar solid material used as a filling or foundation in building.

Pronunciation

hardcore

/ˈhärdˌkôr/ /ˈhɑrdˌkɔr/

adjective

  • 1Highly committed in one's support for or dedication to something.

    ‘hardcore gamers’
    • ‘even hardcore fans of the television series should probably skip this’
    1. 1.1Denoting an extreme or intense example of something.
      • ‘the tour took in four continents over 45 days—it was hardcore’
  • 2Denoting or relating to pornography of a very explicit or extreme kind.

    • ‘online hardcore porn’
  • 3Denoting or relating to a type of experimental popular music that is typically characterized by high volume and aggressive presentation.

    • ‘hardcore punk’

Pronunciation

hardcore

/ˈhärdˌkôr/ /ˈhɑrdˌkɔr/