Definition of hardiness in English:

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hardiness

Pronunciation: /ˈhärdēnəs/

noun

The ability to endure difficult conditions: I applaud you on your hardiness
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
robustness, strength, toughness, ruggedness, sturdiness, resilience, stamina, vigor;
healthiness, good health

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Syllabification: har·di·ness

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