hardihood definition

  • noun:
    • Boldness and bold.
    • Impudence or insolence.
    • Unyielding boldness and daring; tone in doing something that exposes anyone to difficulty, risk, or calumnity; intrepidness.
    • Excessive boldness; silly bold; unpleasant guarantee.
    • Boldness, united with tone and constancy of head; bravery; intrepidity; in addition, audaciousness; impudence.
    • Unyielding boldness; tone in doing a thing that exposes to difficulty, risk, or contumely; intrepidity; in addition, and frequently, too great boldness; foolish daring; unpleasant assurance.
    • Physical energy of endurance; toughness.
    • Synonyms Courage, quality, pluck, stoutness, fortitude; audacity, effrontery, assurance, impudence. The bad meanings of hardihood appear to be prevailing across great people, so that there clearly was a propensity to look to other terms for expression of nerve and stamina. The issue of the tendency is not yet determined; it is less marked regarding sturdy.
    • the trait to be happy to undertake things that involve danger or risk

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