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The quality or condition of being hard.‘people complained about the hardness of the chairs’‘a lack of mental hardness’
firmness, solidity, stiffness, rigidity, denseness, inflexibility, inelasticity, resistancehard-heartedness, heartlessness, cold-heartedness, lack of compassion, lack of feeling, lack of sentiment, callousness, unkindness, flintiness, steelinessView synonyms
- ‘A diamond is a gem excelling in brilliance and remarkable for extreme hardness.’
- ‘The woman in his office has a hardness, even a harshness in her face and voice.’
- ‘Snow depth and hardness are major factors influencing winter fodder resources.’
- ‘Requests for special sizes, hardnesses, and colors can be readily accommodated.’
- ‘That mix of humanity and hardness rolled together has made many a local hero or heroine in working class communities throughout the years.’
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