Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Bravery, courage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Courage; daring; hardihood.
  • n. A bold exploit.

Etymologies

From Old French hardiment, from hardi. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rules of true hardiment to purchase grace; Showes them the end their trauailes toile had bought, How sweet it is, swift _Fame_ to ouer-goe, How vile to diue in captiue ouerthrow.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Thairfoir lett thy Grace tack hardiment and authoritie, quhilk thow hes of God, and suffer nott thair crewell persecutioun to procead, without audience geving to him that is accused, and just place of defence.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • S'il réussit à organiser le monde d'après ses rêves, sa gloire dominera les plus hautes gloires; mais il faut dire hardiment que s'il échouait il plongerait le monde dans un chaos dont le bolchevisme russe ne nous offre qu'une faible image; et sa responsabilité devant la conscience humaine dépasserait ce que peut supporter un simple mortel.

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • Readers of modern French fiction are aware that the heroes of those edifying tales invariably wear the mustache "hardiment retroussée," which habit doubtless adds a subtle charm to their singularly puerile and fatuous conversation imperceptible to the mere reader.

    Dross

  • Il peut hardiment heurter a la porte, qui bonnes novelles apporte.

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

  • Les Hydraires étaient loin d'avoir fourni les remarquables observations qui parurent dans le milieu à peu près du siècle qui vient de finir, et cependant De Lamarck déplace hardiment la Lucernaire -- l'éloigne des Coralliaires, et la rapproche des êtres qui forment le grand groupe des Hydraires.

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work

  • Pour dire que le gnosticisme ou l'ébionitisme sont les formes légitimes de la pensée chrétienne il faut dire hardiment qu'il n'y a pas de pensée chrétienne, ni de caractère spécifique qui la fasse reconnaître.

    The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • King Madeglant is of great hardiment as of words, but in arms will he not vanquish you so soon.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • The four knights were upon their horses all armed, but no mind had they come a-nigh him, for sore dreaded they the huge buffets he dealt, and his hardiment.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • He had slain on a day that is past, Logrin the Giant, by his hardiment.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

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