hardihood

[ hahr-dee-hoo d ]
/ ˈhɑr diˌhʊd /

noun

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.

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Origin of hardihood

First recorded in 1625–35; hardy1 + -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for hardihood

hardihood
/ (ˈhɑːdɪˌhʊd) /

noun

courage, daring, or audacity
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