Definition of hardiness in English:


Line breaks: hardi|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːdɪnəs


[mass noun]
  • 1The ability to endure difficult conditions: I applaud you on your hardiness
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    • This session started with an ego-strengthening metaphor, using the tree as a symbol of strength, power, hardiness and beauty.
    • Select high-yielding varieties with good straw strength, winter hardiness, and resistance to the important diseases in your area.
    • Their frugality, intense militarism and hardiness stood them in very good stead, as did their love of what contemporaries called liberty: freedom from foreign control.
  • 1.1The ability of a plant to survive outside during winter: a common legume known for its hardiness

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