hardiness

[ hahr-dee-nis ]
/ ˈhɑr di nɪs /

noun

the capacity for enduring or sustaining hardship, privation, etc.; capability of surviving under unfavorable conditions.
courage; boldness; audacity.

Nearby words

  1. hardily,
  2. hardiment,
  3. hardin,
  4. hardin, john,
  5. hardin, john wesley,
  6. harding,
  7. harding scandals,
  8. harding, chester,
  9. harding, warren g.,
  10. harding, warren gamaliel

Origin of hardiness

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

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British Dictionary definitions for hardiness

hardiness

/ (ˈhɑːdɪnɪs) /

noun

the condition or quality of being hardy, robust, or bold
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