Hardihood Har"di*hood (h[aum]r"d[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Hardy + -hood.] Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence. [1913 Webster]

A bound of graceful hardihood. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

It is the society of numbers which gives hardihood to iniquity. --Buckminster.

Syn: Intrepidity; courage; pluck; resolution; stoutness; audacity; effrontery; impudence. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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