Definitions of hardness

  1. devoid of passion or feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the quality of being difficult to do; "he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The quality or state of being hard, literally or figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The cohesion of the particles on the surface of a body, determined by its capacity to scratch another, or be itself scratched;-measured among minerals on a scale of which diamond and talc form the extremes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The peculiar quality exhibited by water which has mineral salts dissolved in it. Such water forms an insoluble compound with soap, and is hence unfit for washing purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The quality of being firm and unyielding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for hardness

  1. O, who of you would not shudder at the hardness of my heart and the blackness of my crime! – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. All these had been fairly well obeyed; but there was a fixed, determined hardness in her face which made her mother fear that the Earl might be dismayed. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope