Definition of hardiness in English:



mass noun
  • 1The ability to endure difficult conditions.

    ‘I applaud you on your hardiness’
    • ‘This session started with an ego-strengthening metaphor, using the tree as a symbol of strength, power, hardiness and beauty.’
    • ‘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 British War Office prized this horse for war use because of its strength, endurance, hardiness, disposition, tractability and unflappability.’
    • ‘The slender, silky coated canine is known for its hardiness, stamina, intelligence, and speed.’
    • ‘Select high-yielding varieties with good straw strength, winter hardiness, and resistance to the important diseases in your area.’
    robustness, healthiness, strength, toughness, vigour, ruggedness, sturdiness, resilience, stamina, good health
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    1. 1.1 The ability of a plant to survive outside during winter.
      ‘a common legume known for its hardiness’