Examples of hardy in a Sentence
Most of the soldiers were hardy young men.
Hardy fans stuck with the team through good times and bad.
Only the hardiest pilgrims made the journey.
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In recent years, winter-hardy plants have been damaged when mild fall temperatures suddenly dropped to the low 20s and teens.
The winemakers here use cold hardy grapes capable of surviving Wisconsin’s frosty winters.
The history of the city’s blight tells a parallel history of the Norway rat’s hardy survival.
Safety Joe Ferguson entertained the hardy fans who stayed for the fourth by returning an interception 99 yards for a score.
Sure, the negative-40-degree winter days and ferocious winds were daunting, but the hardy locals amazed him with their good nature despite living in one of the Earth’s harshest climates.
So far mosquitoes have proved themselves among the hardiest creatures on Earth.
Most commonly enjoyed between May and September (although some hardy types go year-round), the morgondopp is usually enjoyed first thing in the morning before coffee.
Those were hardy goods for pioneers and pathfinders.
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Origin and Etymology of hardy
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscast-iron, hard, hard-bitten, hardened, inured, rugged, stout, strong, sturdy, tough, toughened, vigorous
Antonymsdelicate, nonhardy, soft, tender, weak
Related Wordsflinty, leathery, resilient, stalwart; durable, enduring, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, permanent, stable, staunch (also stanch), staying, tenacious, unyielding; flourishing, prospering, thriving; able-bodied, brawny, muscular; fit, fortified, hale, healthy, husky, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sound, strapping, virile; annealed, seasoned, tempered
Near Antonymsemasculated, enervated, enfeebled, exhausted, run-down, sapped, wasted, weakened, worn, worn out; crippled, debilitated, diseased, incapacitated, infirm, unsound; fragile, frail, puny; resistless, sensitive, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yielding; mortal, perishable, temporary, transient
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