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1[mass noun] The ability to endure difficult conditions.‘I applaud you on your hardiness’
robustness, healthiness, strength, toughness, vigour, ruggedness, sturdiness, resilience, stamina, good healthView synonyms
- ‘This session started with an ego-strengthening metaphor, using the tree as a symbol of strength, power, hardiness and beauty.’
- ‘Select high-yielding varieties with good straw strength, winter hardiness, and resistance to the important diseases in your area.’
- ‘The British War Office prized this horse for war use because of its strength, endurance, hardiness, disposition, tractability and unflappability.’
- ‘Their frugality, intense militarism and hardiness stood them in very good stead, as did their love of what contemporaries called liberty: freedom from foreign control.’
- ‘The slender, silky coated canine is known for its hardiness, stamina, intelligence, and speed.’
- 1.1The ability of a plant to survive outside during winter.‘a common legume known for its hardiness’
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