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Adjective
Able to withstand strain or hardship
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“He should emerge strong, tough, lean, and hardened from his ordeal.”
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Strengthened or made secure against attack
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“The commandos presented an insignificant threat provided that they could retreat into the safety of the hardened fortress.”
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Familiar or learned through experience or use
“As for Annie, I'm sure a lady of her experience is hardened to having strange things.”
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Showing a lack of feeling or reaction to something, especially from overexposure
“This was a society hardened to the horrors of war. Yet recovery was possible.”
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Having a tendency to do something in a habitual or compulsive manner
“I didn't look upon myself as a hardened liar, merely someone who covered over the truth.”
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Stubbornly, and usually unreasonably, holding to an opinion, decision or purpose
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“He knew that when a hardened cynic such as he meets an innocent such as she, it is always the cynic who withers, because the cynic privately wishes he could be the innocent, but the innocent never wishes to be the cynic.”
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Cold or lacking in emotion or sentimentality
“Instead of reaching out to embrace the world with affection and concern, one turns away, hardened and uncaring.”
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Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
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“Did he judge Henry to be a goodwilled but mistaken monarch, or a hardened tyrant beyond help?”
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(of a person or their behaviour) Not able to be changed or reformed
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Experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby
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Morally degenerate or unprincipled
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Showing no shame or embarrassment
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Having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in a practical sense
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Having a tough, hard texture like leather
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Shielded or protected from attack or damage
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Having become or being made callous
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Baked by the heat of the sun
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Experiencing or showing doubt or skepticism
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(lost to) Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery
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(of an object or food) Free from moisture or liquid
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(of a place) Prone to violence or disturbance
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Decaying or no longer fresh
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Cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
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Having a familiarity with, or knowledge of, the world
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Verb
Past tense for to make or become physically hard or harder
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“Indigenous people of those areas were the first to notice that the liquid would gradually harden and turn black on exposure to air.”
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Past tense for to cause someone or something to become stronger, literally or figuratively
“Of course, she would read what he had written, and in his words find that which would harden her against the trials to come.”
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Past tense for to cause (someone) to become accustomed to a difficult situation or environment
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“She juggled three jobs to pay for an overseas adventure that would harden her to the battles she would later have in business.”
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Past tense for to dull or desensitize, emotionally or physically
“An instant later, her eyes seemed to harden and become as hard and cold as the rock whose color they took.”
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Past tense for to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
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Past tense for to become covered in ice, usually of a body of water
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Past tense for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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Past tense for to come safely through a precarious situation
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Past tense for to teach, train or educate in a given field
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Past tense for to gradually appear or develop
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