hardy

adjective har·dy \ ˈhär-dē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of hardy

hardier; hardiest
1 :bold, brave
  • a hardy intrepid spirit
3 a :accustomed to dealing with fatigue or hardships :robust
  • The soldiers were strong and hardy.
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.

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Origin and Etymology of hardy

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


Hardy

biographical name Har·dy \ ˈhär-dē \

Definition of Hardy

Oliver 1892–1957 originally Norvell Hardy American comic actor

Hardy

biographical name

Definition of Hardy

Thomas 1840–1928 English novelist and poet

Hardyesque

play \ˌhär-dē-ˈesk\ adjective

HARDY Defined for English Language Learners

hardy

adjective

Definition of hardy for English Language Learners

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

  • : strong and able to accept difficult or unpleasant conditions


HARDY Defined for Kids

hardy

adjective har·dy \ ˈhär-dē \

Definition of hardy for Students

hardier; hardiest
1 :able to withstand weariness, hardship, or severe weather
2 :bold 1, brave
  • hardy heroes

hardily

\ˈhär-də-lē\ adverb

hardiness

\ˈhär-dē-nəs\ noun


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