Thesaurus

harden

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of HARDEN

1
to become physically firm or solid <the glue begins to harden as soon as it is exposed to air>
Antonyms liquefy (also liquify), soften
2
to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure <pioneer women who had been hardened by years of living on the plains>
Antonyms soften
3
to increase the ability of (as a muscle) to exert physical force <arm muscles that were hardened by all the years of casting and hauling his fishing nets>
Synonyms beef (up), fortify, harden, toughen
4
to make more harsh, uncompromising, or severe <the government hardened restrictions on travel to and from the war-torn nation>
Near Antonyms lessen, moderate, soften
Antonyms ameliorate, ease

April 18, 2015
wimple Hear it
to veil, ripple, or meander
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears