The wind and the dust in this climate can undo even the hardiest things.
The hardiest critic must approach the Paradise Lost with wonder and reverence.
Vladimir has the reputation of being one of the hardiest of all cherries.
The latter was one of the hardiest pioneers and in 1734 was appointed by the Virginia Council to act as magistrate.
One of the hardiest of the guavas, and said to be a native of Brazil.
If you can tell me the hardiest varieties of each and where to get trees I shall be greatly obliged.
Beyond all question, they were the hardiest and ablest founders of the republic.
On the fourth day up the coast Jensen, the hardiest of the vessel's company, utterly failed.
A dip in the surf is all that any one save the hardiest cares to take.
In all previous winters they have been among the hardiest in wood and catkins.
c.1200, "bold, daring, fearless," from Old French hardi, from past participle of hardir "to harden, be or make bold," from Frankish *hardjan, from Proto-Germanic *hardjan "to make hard" (cf. Old Frisian herda, Old High German herten, Old Norse herða, Gothic gahardjan "make hard;" see hard). Sense influenced by English hard. Related: Hardily; hardiness. Hardhede "physical hardiness" is attested from early 15c.