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English adjective: hardened

1. hardened used of persons; emotionally hardened


SamplesFaced a case-hardened judge.


Synonymscase-hardened, hard-boiled


Similarhard


Antonymssoft

2. hardened made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment


SamplesA sword of tempered steel.
Tempered glass.


Synonymstempered, toughened, treated


Similarcurable, sunbaked


Antonymsunhardened, untempered

3. hardened protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)


SamplesHardened missile silos.


Antonymssoft

4. hardened made tough by habitual exposure


SamplesHardened fishermen.
A peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured.
Our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men.


Synonymsenured, inured


Similartough, toughened


Antonymsuntoughened, tender

5. hardened converted to solid form (as concrete)


Synonymsset


Similarhard


Antonymssoft









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