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Very experienced in a particular job or activity and therefore not easily upset by its more unpleasant aspects
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“Experienced sportsmen become hardened and learn to deal with this sort of thing.”
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Utterly fixed in a habit or way of life seen as bad
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“Wouldn't you rather have people like this coming out into society instead of hardened criminals?”
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Strengthened or made secure against attack, especially by nuclear weapons
“In order to improve the ductility and toughness of hardened steel, it is reheated for a relatively short time at the moderate temperature.”
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Stubbornly, and usually unreasonably, holding to an opinion, decision or purpose
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Consisting of matter all through
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Cruel, compassionless, discompassionate, as if having a heart made of stone
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Having a rigid shell
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Marked by having extensive life experiences
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Morally unprincipled
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Having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
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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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(of a person or animal) Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions
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Having practical rather than theoretical knowledge, such as what is learned on the streets rather than in the classroom
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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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Doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile
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No longer nubile or suitable for marriage, in reference to people
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(lost to) Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery
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Showing a lack of respect for God or religion
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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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Cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
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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
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“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 cease developing; stagnate
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Past tense for to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
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Past tense for make or become tight or tighter
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Past tense for to come safely through a precarious situation
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Past tense for to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Past tense for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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Past tense for to teach, train or educate in a given field
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Past tense for gradually appear or develop
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