Examples of hardness in a Sentence
the hardness of a diamond
The wood's hardness makes it suitable for carving.
Recent Examples of hardness from the Web
That tension between hardness and softness, maturity and innocence, sensitivity and strength, might be the common thread that connects all of Garner’s characters — as well as an innate resilience that allows them to survive hellish situations.
These databases contain information about minerals such as chemical composition, hardness, age, size of the deposit, and location where the mineral was found.
Ginn’s hands rank just below topaz on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, but the dude can flat-out fly.
Well 1, has very high iron and hardness levels, and Supert said is not designed to go through the reverse osmosis treatment plant that Well 3 and 4 pass through, and is instead filtered through a lime-softening process.
Water sprinklers are briefly turned on, with the exact amount for each court determined by measuring its hardness and what the weather is.
That investment includes massive, very expensive autoclaves, which are high-pressure ovens where the carbon fiber infused with epoxy resin is baked to hardness.
The composite wing is not produced the way Boeing manufactures the wings of the 787 Dreamliner — by baking the material to hardness in a high-pressure oven, known as an autoclave.
What was once panned as pure noise now strikes modern ears as something almost beautiful in its hardness.
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First Known Use of hardness
before 12th century
Synonymsadversity, asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor
Antonymsflexibility, gentleness, laxness, mildness
Related Wordsdiscomfort, inconvenience, nuisance; affliction, trial, tribulation; knock, misfortune, mishap, tragedy; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, handicap, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, pons asinorum, rub, shackle, snag, stop, trammel; block, chain, deterrent, encumbrance, fetter, inhibition; hump
Near Antonymsadvantage, break, opportunity
HARDNESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hardness for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being hard
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