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3 definitions found
 for hardiness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hardiness \Har"di*ness\ (-d[i^]*n[e^]s), n.
     1. Capability of endurance.
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     2. Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance. --Spenser.
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              Plenty and peace breeds cowards; Hardness ever
              Of hardiness is mother.               --Shak.
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              They who were not yet grown to the hardiness of
              avowing the contempt of the king.     --Clarendon.
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     3. Hardship; fatigue. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hardiness
      n 1: the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
           [syn: robustness, hardiness, lustiness, validity]
      2: the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve
         risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the
         plan required great hardiness of heart" [syn: boldness,
         daring, hardiness, hardihood] [ant: timidity,
         timorousness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardiness":
     assurance, audacity, brashness, bulldog courage, cohesiveness,
     decisiveness, durability, endurance, energy, force, fortitude,
     gameness, gaminess, grittiness, guts, gutsiness, haleness,
     hardihood, hardness, heartiness, infrangibility,
     intestinal fortitude, lastingness, leatherlikeness, longevity,
     lustihood, lustiness, mettlesomeness, might, mightiness, nerve,
     nerviness, obstinacy, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pluckiness,
     potency, power, powerfulness, resistance, resoluteness, resolution,
     robustness, ropiness, ruggedness, spunkiness, stalwartness,
     stamina, staying power, sticking power, stiffness, stoutness,
     strength, strength of will, stringiness, stubbornness, sturdiness,
     tenaciousness, tenacity, toughness, unbreakability,
     unbreakableness, vigor, vigorousness, viscidity, vitality
  
  

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