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hardiness

[hahr-dee-nis]
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noun
  1. the capacity for enduring or sustaining hardship, privation, etc.; capability of surviving under unfavorable conditions.
  2. courage; boldness; audacity.
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Origin of hardiness

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at hardy1, -ness
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Related Words for hardiness

heart, confidence, stomach, grit, courage, determination, fortitude, spirit, gall, guts, spunk, chutzpah, vigor, toughness, power, durability, energy, clout, stability, health

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British Dictionary definitions for hardiness

hardiness

noun
  1. the condition or quality of being hardy, robust, or bold
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