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Engelsk navneord: hardness

1. hardness (om egenskab) the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale


Mindre specifikke termerbody, consistence, consistency, eubstance


Mere specifikke termerfirmness, incompressibility


Kendetegnerhard, soft


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)softness

2. hardness (om egenskab) a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present.


Mindre specifikke termerquality

3. hardness (om egenskab) devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)callosity, callousness, insensibility, unfeelingness


Mindre specifikke termerinsensitiveness, insensitivity


Mere specifikke termerdullness

4. hardness (om egenskab) the quality of being difficult to do


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness.
The ruggedness of his exams caused half the class to fail.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ruggedness


Mindre specifikke termerdifficultness, difficulty

5. hardness (om egenskab) excessive sternness


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSeverity of character.
The harshness of his punishment was inhuman.
The rigors of boot camp.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness


Mindre specifikke termersternness, strictness









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