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hardened

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1 able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure
  • hardened from years of deprivation and grief, the man regarded the house fire as just another misfortune in a life filled with them

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2 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • hardened cynics regarded those TV shows as being anything but reality-based

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hardened

verb
past tense of harden

Synonyms & Antonyms of hardened (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to become physically firm or solid
  • the glue begins to harden as soon as it is exposed to air

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2 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
  • pioneer women who had been hardened by years of living on the plains

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3 to increase the ability of (as a muscle) to exert physical force
  • arm muscles that were hardened by all the years of casting and hauling his fishing nets

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4 to make more harsh, uncompromising, or severe
  • the government hardened restrictions on travel to and from the war-torn nation

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“Hardened.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hardened. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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