Examples of hardihood in a Sentence
the 80-year-old grandmother attributes her hardihood to having eaten a cup of yogurt every day for the past 50 years
the explorers were driven by an almost reckless hardihood in the face of the unknown
Recent Examples of hardihood from the Web
Someone died today in Virginia in a racial terrorist attack, and our President had the audacity, the hardihood to continue to hew to the line of dog whistling racist dogma.
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First Known Use of hardihood
Synonymsbeans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, vigor, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zip
Antonymslethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity
Related Wordsanimal spirits, animation, briskness, jauntiness, liveliness, snappiness, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunk, spunkiness, vibrance, vibrancy, vivaciousness, vivacity; ardor, élan, fervor, fire, passion, zeal; main, metal, mettle, might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, stamina, strength; brawniness, fitness, hardiness, huskiness, sturdiness, virility; health, healthiness, soundness, verdure, wellness
Near Antonymsindolence, laziness; debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness; enervation, exhaustion, inanition, prostration
Synonym Discussion of hardihood
- had the temerity to refuse
- an entrepreneur with audacity and vision
- admired for her hardihood
- outraged at his effrontery
- the nerve of that guy
- has the cheek to call herself a singer
- had the gall to demand proof
- the chutzpah needed for a career in show business
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