hardy Definition

  • 1able to withstand difficult or harsh conditions
  • 2strong and healthy
  • 3courageous and unafraid of danger

Using hardy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hardy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The hardy hiker climbed the mountain in the snowstorm.

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    The hardy plant survived the drought.

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    He was a hardy soldier who never backed down from a fight.

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    The hardy pioneers braved the harsh winter to settle in the new land.

hardy Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for hardy

Idioms Using hardy

  • a firm and strong handshake that shows confidence and strength


    He greeted his new boss with a hardy handshake.

  • a loud and hearty laugh that shows joy and enthusiasm


    The comedian's jokes always elicited a hardy laugh from the audience.

  • a strong and healthy appetite


    After hiking all day, she had a hardy appetite and ate a large meal.

Phrases with hardy

  • a plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season and can survive cold temperatures


    Marigolds are an example of a hardy annual.

  • a plant that lives for more than two years and can survive cold temperatures


    Roses are an example of a hardy perennial.

  • a type of fiber cement siding that is durable and resistant to fire, insects, and rot


    The contractor recommended using hardy board for the exterior of the house.

Origins of hardy

from Old French 'hardi', meaning 'bold, daring'


Summary: hardy in Brief

The term 'hardy' [ˈhɑrdi] describes someone or something that can withstand difficult or harsh conditions, such as a hardy plant that survives drought or a hardy hiker who climbs a mountain in a snowstorm. It also denotes strength and health, as well as courage and fearlessness in the face of danger, exemplified by a hardy soldier. The term extends into phrases like 'hardy annual,' 'hardy handshake,' and 'hardy appetite.'

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