- the capacity for enduring or sustaining hardship, privation, etc.; capability of surviving under unfavorable conditions.
- courage; boldness; audacity.
Origin of hardiness
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Examples from the Web for hardiness
The vine of Senasqua lacks in vigor, hardiness, productiveness and health.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
From then on there is a steady increase in crop and hardiness for many years.Walnut Growing in Oregon
Next in line of hardiness and reliability is the Weschcke hickory.
Iceland ponies are famous for their hardiness and are sure-footed.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
In form, hardiness, and quality, it is fully equal to any of the other sorts.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
- the condition or quality of being hardy, robust, or bold
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