1. Having an extreme dedication to a certain activity; diehard.
    He's a hardcore gamer.
  2. (slang) Particularly intense; thrillingly dangerous or erratic; desirably violent in appearance; pleasing or "cool" due to intensity or danger.
    That show was hardcore, dude.
  3. Resistant to change.
  4. Obscene or explicit.
  5. (pornography) Depicting penetration and abnormal sexual activity.
  6. (music) Faster or more intense than the regular style.
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hardcore (uncountable)

  1. Broken bricks, stone and/or other aggregate used as foundations, especially in road and path laying.
  2. Several music genres, including:
    1. Hardcore punk.
      • 1981, Cary Darling, Billboard, page 10:
        Fields began recording the hardcore punk bands in 1978 when few others would.
    2. Gangsta rap.
      Let's listen to some hardcore.
    3. Hardcore techno.
  • Russian: хардко́р

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