Synonyms and Antonyms of hardness
something that is a cause for suffering or special effort especially in the attainment of a goal
- The test questions were rated for hardness, a rating of five indicating the most difficult.
discomfort, 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, rub, shackle, snag, stop, trammel
block, chain, deterrent, encumbrance, fetter, inhibition
the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism)
- The aunt's hardness gradually crumbled under the influence of the little orphan's endearing ways.
exactingness, harshness, inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, severity, sternness, strictness, stringency
callousness, hard-heartedness, implacability, obduracy, obdurateness, pitilessness
asceticism, austereness, austerity, monasticism
determination, firmness, resolve, steadfastness