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hardy

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adjective har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

Simple Definition of hardy

  • : able to live through difficult conditions (such as a cold winter or a drought)

  • : strong and able to accept difficult or unpleasant conditions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hardy

hardierhardiest

  1. 1 :  bold, brave

  2. 2 :  audacious, brazen

  3. 3 a :  inured to fatigue or hardships :  robust b :  capable of withstanding adverse conditions <hardy outdoor furniture> <hardy plants> <hardy cattle>

hardily play \ˈhär-dəl-ē\ adverb
hardiness play \ˈhär-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hardy in a sentence

  1. Most of the soldiers were hardy young men.

  2. Hardy fans stuck with the team through good times and bad.

  3. Only the hardiest pilgrims made the journey.



Origin of hardy

Middle English hardi, from Anglo-French, from Old French *hardir to make hard, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English heard hard


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with hardy


Hardy

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biographical name Har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

Definition of Hardy

  1. Oliver 1892–1957 originally Norvell Hardy Am. comic actor




Hardy

biographical name har·dy

Definition of Hardy

  1. Thomas 1840–1928 Eng. nov. & poet

Hardyesque play \ˌhär-dē-ˈesk\ adjective



HARDY Defined for Kids

hardy

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adjective har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

Definition of hardy for Students

hardierhardiest

  1. 1 :  able to withstand weariness, hardship, or severe weather

  2. 2 :  bold 1, brave <hardy heroes>

hardily \ˈhär-də-lē\ adverb
hardiness \ˈhär-dē-nəs\ noun




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