hardy

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adjective har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

Definition of hardy

hardier

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hardiest

  1. 1 :  bold, brave a hardy intrepid spirit

  2. 2 :  audacious, brazen

  3. 3a :  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.

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


First Known Use: 13th century


Hardy

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biographical name Har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

Definition of Hardy

  1. Oliver 1892–1957 originally Norvell Hardy American comic actor


Hardy

biographical name har·dy

Definition of Hardy

  1. Thomas 1840–1928 English novelist and poet

Hardyesque

play \ˌhär-dē-ˈesk\ adjective

HARDY Defined for English Language Learners

hardy

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adjective har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

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

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adjective har·dy \ˈhär-dē\

Definition of hardy for Students

hardier

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hardiest

  1. 1 :  able to withstand weariness, hardship, or severe weather

  2. 2 :  bold 1, brave hardy heroes

hardily

\ˈhär-də-lē\ adverb

hardiness

\ˈhär-dē-nəs\ noun


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