- boldness or daring; courage.
- audacity or impudence.
- strength; power; vigor: the hardihood of youth.
- hardy spirit or character; determination to survive; fortitude: the hardihood of early settlers.
Origin of hardihood
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Examples from the Web for hardihood
The Baron had the hardihood to call upon us the next day; of course, in vain.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
They had been selected for their intrepidity and hardihood from all the towns.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
It was like predestined welcome, a confirming of his hardihood.The Prisoner
"Just so," rejoined the Italian, with a hardihood that seemed to sit easily upon him.
I had all the hardihood to brave Lord Kilgoff's most fixed resolves.
- courage, daring, or audacity
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