Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. hardness; firmness
  • n. harshness; cruelty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hardness; firmness.
  • n. Harshness; cruelty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hardness; firmness.
  • n. Hardness of mind; harshness; cruelty.

Etymologies

Latin duritas, from durus hard. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They were very hard, harder even than his tempered blade steel, diamond-like in their durity.

    The Man Who Made Good

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