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Definition of "hardihood" []

  • Boldness and daring. (noun)
  • Impudence or insolence. (noun)
  • Courage, daring, or audacity (noun)

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Use "hardihood" in a sentence
  • "When we consider that he was even then courting Angelina, his hardihood is a little surprising."
  • "He delighted in every kind of hardihood; and, in his contempt for effeminacy, once said to his mother:"
  • "The big tree, with all the seeming of hardihood, promising to stand for centuries to come, had suffered from a hidden decay."