Definitions

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

  • adjective Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.
  • adjective Rendered resistant to the effects of nearby explosions.
  • adjective Experienced and inured to hardship.
  • adjective Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and unlikely to change. Usually used only of behavior perceived negatively.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of harden.
  • adjective Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.

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  • adjective protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
  • adjective converted to solid form (as concrete)
  • adjective used of persons; emotionally hardened
  • adjective made tough by habitual exposure
  • adjective made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

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Examples

  • He sniffed, and as Hap watched, his expression hardened once more.

    End of Time

  • He sniffed, and as Hap watched, his expression hardened once more.

    End of Time

  • Then her expression hardened and she strode after Fandral as if about to rush off to war.

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE

  • His expression hardened when he spotted Adam, but just as quickly as his scowl appeared, it was replaced by a smile.

    The Clayborne Brides

  • Then her expression hardened and she strode after Fandral as if about to rush off to war.

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE

  • His expression hardened when he spotted Adam, but just as quickly as his scowl appeared, it was replaced by a smile.

    One Red Rose

  • His expression hardened as he leaned over to unlace his boot.

    Deadly Promises

  • Then her expression hardened and she strode after Fandral as if about to rush off to war.

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE

  • Playfair frowned and his expression hardened just a mite.

    Black Butterfly

  • Her expression hardened and she fixed the white cat with a cold stare.

    HIGHER INSTITUTE OF VILLAINOUS EDUCATION

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