Definition of hardiesse in English:

hardiesse

noun

  • Boldness, audacity; an instance of this. In later use especially with reference to literary or artistic style.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in The Childhood of Jesus. From Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French hardiesse, hardiesce, Middle French hardyesse boldness, courage from hardi + -esse.

Pronunciation

hardiesse

/hɑːdɪˈɛs/