hardihood


har·di·hood

noun \ˈhär-dē-ˌhd\

Definition of HARDIHOOD

1
a :  resolute courage and fortitude
b :  resolute and self-assured audacity often carried to the point of impudent insolence

Examples of HARDIHOOD

  1. <the 80-year-old grandmother attributes her hardihood to having eaten a cup of yogurt every day for the past 50 years>
  2. <the explorers were driven by an almost reckless hardihood in the face of the unknown>

First Known Use of HARDIHOOD

1570

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