Definition of hardy in English:

hardy

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːdi
 
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adjective (hardier, hardiest)

1Capable of enduring difficult conditions; robust: a hardy breed of cattle
More example sentences
  • The traditional cattle are hardy breeds which can cope with the tough upland climate.
  • The infrastructure to combat hardy weather conditions was carefully put into force here.
  • The mountainous region around the small Corsican town of Bastilyica breeds a hardy, proud people.
Synonyms
robust, healthy, fit, strong, sturdy, tough, rugged, hearty, lusty, vigorous, hale and hearty, fit as a fiddle, fighting fit, in fine fettle, in good health, in good condition;
British in rude health
dated stalwart
1.1(Of a plant) able to survive outside during winter: a favourite flowering shrub for early spring, vigorous and hardy
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  • The timing of growth cessation is an important adaptation to ensure that the tree is hardy for winter.
  • This hardy shrub grows well in shade as well as sun and tolerates almost every soil type.
  • Although the tubers themselves are winter hardy, a mulch layer is highly recommended.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'bold, daring'): from Old French hardi, past participle of hardir 'become bold', of Germanic origin; related to hard.

Derivatives

hardily

adverb
More example sentences
  • The nuthatch survived unscathed and was witnessed yesterday and today feeding hardily.
  • A few brave swimmers are wading hardily into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Upon reaching him, Brad clapped him on the shoulder hardily.

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