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  1. in a hardy manner: The plants thrived hardily.
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Origin of hardily

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at hardy1, -ly
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Related Words for hardily

passionately, forcefully, eagerly, quickly, sincerely, boldly, zealously, strenuously, earnestly, resolutely, firmly, robustly, healthily, actively, wholeheartedly, decidedly, forcibly, powerfully, devoutly, fearlessly

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Historical Examples of hardily

  • "True, Sir; but you never acknowledged it," said the priest, hardily.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • "Nay, your worship, it was their own quarrel," replied Billington hardily.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin

  • He had dreamt of stark battles and of renown that would be hardily won.

  • My constitution was a good one, and I had lived healthily, if hardily.

    The Crack of Doom

    Robert Cromie

  • Polly and Penny beside her, plump as pigeons and hardily browned.

    Six Girls and Bob

    Marion Ames Taggart

British Dictionary definitions for hardily


  1. in a hardy manner; toughly or boldly
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