Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Hardness; firmness.
  • noun Harshness; cruelty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete hardness; firmness
  • noun obsolete harshness; cruelty

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin duritas, from durus hard.

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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