Definition of hardihood in US English:



  • Boldness; daring.

    • ‘Similarly, this finding leaves open the possibility that female characters expressed heroism in ways not entailing physical hardihood or risk.’
    • ‘And be it known to you, that no man there was of such hardihood but his flesh trembled: and it was no wonder, for never was so great an enterprise undertaken by any people since the creation of the world.’
    • ‘Few nations have ever existed, who have evinced more indomitable courage or hardihood, or shown more devotion to the spirit of independence than the Iroquois.’
    • ‘He was not only a very dexterous thief, but was notorious for his boldness and hardihood, and for the number of his previous convictions.’
    • ‘Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood - the virtues that made America.’
    courage, courageousness, pluck, pluckiness, braveness, valour, fearlessness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, stout-heartedness, manfulness, heroism, gallantry
    bravery, courage, boldness, daring, spirit, valour, mettle, heart, nerve, spine, pluck, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fortitude, courageousness, backbone, intrepidity, intrepidness, heroism, strength of character, moral fibre
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