hardy

Hardy means tough––if you're hardy, you don't get tired easily and can endure hardship. People who don't catch cold often attribute this fact to their coming from hardy farming stock.

Before 1200, hardy indicated boldness and daring in battle and was probably influenced by hard. Warriors are hardy: they’re brave and strong and don’t easily tire. Plants and animals can also be hardy if they can survive harsh weather or poor growing conditions. When planting a lawn, you should pick hardy species of grass, which will survive droughts and come back after long, cold winters.

Definitions of hardy
  1. adjective
    having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy explorers of northern Canada”
    synonyms: stalwart, stout, sturdy
    robust
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
  2. adjective
    able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions
    “strawberries are hardy and easy to grow”
    “camels are tough and hardy creatures”
    Synonyms:
    robust
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
  3. adjective
    invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    synonyms: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, intrepid, unfearing
    bold
    fearless and daring
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