hardy ( hardier comparative) ( hardiest superlative )
1 adj Plants that are hardy are able to survive cold weather.
The silver-leaved varieties of cyclamen are not quite as hardy.
...the hardiness of other species that have blue flowers.
2 adj People and animals that are hardy are strong and able to cope with difficult conditions.
It should not surprise us that such an environment has produced a hardy and independent people...
...the hardiness, endurance, and courage of my companions...
3 adj If you describe a group of people as hardy, you mean that they have been very patient or loyal, or have been trying hard to do something in difficult conditions.
usu ADJ n
...the ten hardy supporters who had made the trek to Dublin from Riga.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 firm, fit, hale, healthy, hearty, in fine fettle, lusty, robust, rugged, sound, stalwart, stout, strong, sturdy, tough, vigorous
2 bold, brave, courageous, daring, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) gritty, heroic, intrepid, manly, plucky, resolute, stouthearted, valiant, valorous
3 audacious, brazen, foolhardy, headstrong, impudent, rash, reckless
1 delicate, feeble, fragile, frail, sickly, soft, weak, weedy
2 faint-hearted, feeble, soft, weak, weedy (informal) wimpish or wimpy (informal)
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