[syn: hard-hitting, high-pressure]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
hard-hitting \hard-hitting\ adj.
1. characterized by or full of force and vigor; forceful; as,
a hard-hitting expose.
Syn: trenchant, vigorous.
2. aggressive; as, a hard-hitting advertising campaign.
Opposite of unaggressive.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-
hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument" [syn: hard-
2: aggressively and persistently persuasive; "a hard-hitting
advertising campaign"; "a high-pressure salesman" [syn: