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.

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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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