hardiment

noun
har·​di·​ment | \ ˈhär-dē-mənt How to pronounce hardiment (audio) \

Definition of hardiment

1 archaic : hardihood
2 obsolete : a bold deed

First Known Use of hardiment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hardiment

Middle English, from Anglo-French hardiement, from hardi bold, hardy

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“Hardiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardiment. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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