Har"di*ness (?), n.

1.

Capability of endurance.

2.

Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance.

Spenser.

Plenty and peace breeds cowards; Hardness ever Of hardiness is mother. Shak.

They who were not yet grown to the hardiness of avowing the contempt of the king. Clarendon.

3.

Hardship; fatigue.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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