Hardiness Har"di*ness (-d[i^]*n[e^]s), n. 1. Capability of endurance. [1913 Webster]

2. Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Plenty and peace breeds cowards; Hardness ever Of hardiness is mother. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They who were not yet grown to the hardiness of avowing the contempt of the king. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. Hardship; fatigue. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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