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- n. The state of being hardy, especially (of a plant) of being resistant to cold or other environmental conditions.
- n. hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance
- n. hardship; fatigue
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Capability of endurance.
- n. Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance.
- n. Hardship; fatigue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capability of endurance; physical vigor.
- n. Hardihood; audacity; effrontery.
- n. Hardness.
- n. Hardship; suffering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
- n. the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
N.E. HANSE., HORTICULTURIST, BROOKINGS, S.D. By the term hardiness is understood the capacity to resist against any special condition of environment.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
On his own initiative, he launched himself on a course of self-improvement that bolstered the inner quality that positive psychologist Salvatore Maddi calls "hardiness."
It is also more disease resistant due to a looser cluster and has greater winter hardiness, which is critical for the Finger Lakes region.
The first was hardiness, which is noted when it is said that he went to the prince of the priests, and as the gloss saith, not called, but by his own will and envy that enticed him.
A similar effect will also be felt in the northward shift of what is known as the hardiness zones -- meaning that northern countries where allergies were once rare may no longer be as safe.
Traits such as hardiness can be selected for or ignored.
He drew daily, favoring the broken stumps and butt ends of Conte crayons to achieve hardiesse, which sounds like "hardiness" but really means "audacity."
He professes to have other virtues, such as hardiness and strength, which you may discover on trial; but the one thing which he insists on your believing, when you get on his back, is that he may be safely depended on not to tumble down with you.
Where does a kid get that kind of hardiness and confidence, to be able to engage with their environment and deal with stress that he's got?
She trains the little papoose to take to the cold water, not for the cleansing qualities, but for the "hardiness" she thinks it gives him.