Definition of Hardiness

1. Noun. The property of being strong and healthy in constitution.

Exact synonyms: Lustiness, Robustness, Validity
Generic synonyms: Strength
Derivative terms: Hardy, Lusty, Robust



2. Noun. The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger. "The plan required great hardiness of heart"
Exact synonyms: Boldness, Daring, Hardihood
Generic synonyms: Fearlessness
Specialized synonyms: Adventurousness, Venturesomeness, Daredevilry, Daredeviltry, Audaciousness, Audacity, Temerity, Brazenness, Shamelessness
Attributes: Bold
Derivative terms: Bold, Dare
Antonyms: Timidity

Definition of Hardiness

1. n. Capability of endurance.

Definition of Hardiness

1. Noun. The state of being hardy; especially (of a plant) of being resistant to cold or other environmental conditions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hardiness

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Medical Definition of Hardiness

1. A health-enhancing behaviour trait believed to increase one's resistance to illness, characterised by a high level of personal control, commitment, and action in responding to events of daily life. Origin: M.E., fr. O.Fr. Hardi, fr. Germanic (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hardiness

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hardiness (current term)
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Literary usage of Hardiness

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The observation that the hardiness- promoting factor from a hardy species can increase the hardiness of a less hardy type (See /i above) may be par- ..."

2. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"The ex- strength ternal indications of strength are the abundance and firmness of ness, the muscular fibres : those of hardiness, in this sense, ..."

3. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"hardiness.—-hardiness is a feature of adaptability but it deserves especial mention. Ability of annual crops like rye and wheat to withstand winter-killing ..."

4. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1906)
"As to hardiness, it is the same in any plant now that it was ten ... It is a lack of hardiness in the plant itself and also a lack of moisture in the fall. ..."

5. The Commercial Apple Industry of North America by John Clifford Folger, Samuel Mable Thomson (1921)
"RELATIVE hardiness OF COMMERCIAL VARIETIES hardiness and health of tree plays an important part in selecting varieties and should be considered especially ..."

6. The Apples of New York by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905)
"The tree is highly valued because of its great hardiness. It is vigorous when \oung but with age it becomes a rather moderate or slow grower. ..."

7. The Rhododendron and "American Plants": A Treatise on the Culture by Edward Sprague Rand (1871)
"COMPARATIVE hardiness. ''I""HE hardiness of Rhododendrons is a very diffi- ... The reason is simply that we are upon the northern limit of hardiness for ..."

8. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society (1904)
"For upland planting, under ordinary conditions, the Honey- locust, Osage orange, Russian mulberry and Red cedar are of superior hardiness and may be relied ..."

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