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hardihood Syllabification: har·di·hood
Pronunciation: /ˈhärdēˌho͝od/

Definition of hardihood in English:


Boldness; daring.
Example sentences
  • He was not only a very dexterous thief, but was notorious for his boldness and hardihood, and for the number of his previous convictions.
  • Few nations have ever existed, who have evinced more indomitable courage or hardihood, or shown more devotion to the spirit of independence than the Iroquois.
  • Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood - the virtues that made America.

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