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Meaning of HARDINESS

Pronunciation:  'hârdeenis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the property of strong in constitution

HARDINESS is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: lustiness, robustness
 See Also: strength



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Har"di*ness\, n.
1. Capability of endurance.

2. Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance. --Spenser.

         Plenty and peace breeds cowards; Hardness ever Of
         hardiness is mother.                  --Shak.

         They who were not yet grown to the hardiness of
         avowing the contempt of the king.     --Clarendon.

3. Hardship; fatigue. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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