Definition of Hardihood

1. Noun. The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger. "The plan required great hardiness of heart"

Exact synonyms: Boldness, Daring, Hardiness
Generic synonyms: Fearlessness
Specialized synonyms: Adventurousness, Venturesomeness, Daredevilry, Daredeviltry, Audaciousness, Audacity, Temerity, Brazenness, Shamelessness
Attributes: Bold
Derivative terms: Bold, Dare
Antonyms: Timidity



Definition of Hardihood

1. n. Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence.

Definition of Hardihood

1. Noun. Boldness and daring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hardihood

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hardihood

hardhandedness
hardhat
hardhats
hardheaded
hardheadedly
hardheadedness
hardheads
hardhearted
hardheartedly
hardheartedness
hardier
hardies
hardiest
hardihead
hardihood (current term)
hardihoods
hardily
hardiment
hardiments
hardiness
hardinesses
hardish
hardiship
hardkill
hardline
hardliner
hardliners

Literary usage of Hardihood

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"Audacity marks haughtiness and temerity ; effrontery the want of all modesty, a total shamelessness ; hardihood indicates a firm resolution to meet ..."

2. A Practical View of Christian Education in Its Earliest Stages by Thomas Babington (1819)
"hardihood.—Moderate Habits.—Artificial Hardships.— Moderation favourable to elevation of Character.— Rules.—Preparation for Prayer.—Self-Examination. ..."

3. Peter Parley's Annual. by William Martin (1864)
"BOY hardihood AND ENDURANCE. DO not think anything can be more pleasing to boys than for them to read of or observe courage, pluck, and endurance j and it ..."

4. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1844)
"The patriots cried out, blustered, but had neither hardihood nor partisans enough to attack the government.* In this situation, which had lasted ever since ..."

5. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by John Payne Collier (1866)
"It was the Spanish soldiers who patiently endured this extremity of cold, and the author generally, and generously, admits the valor and hardihood of ..."

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