Definitions for hardened
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case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled(adj)
used of persons; emotionally hardened
"faced a case-hardened judge"
tempered, treated, hardened, toughened(adj)
made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
"a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
"hardened missile silos"
enured, inured, hardened(adj)
made tough by habitual exposure
"hardened fishermen"; "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd; "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett
converted to solid form (as concrete)
Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.2. Rendered resistant to the effects of nearby explosions; as, a hardened missile silo; hardened warhead electronics.
Experienced and inured to hardship; as, hardened combat troops.
Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and unlikely to change; as, a hardened criminal. Usually used only of behavior perceived negatively.
Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.
made hard, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For some hardened and impressionable radicals, bling could be as appealing as barbarity.
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
It's very complicated. We will have to ensure the Iraqi and Kurdish forces are sufficiently battle-hardened to lead this battle.
It is a hardened criminal population that occupies the immigration detention center on Christmas Island, obviously the priority for today has been to restore calm to the center. That has taken place.
We have gone beyond a peacekeeping operation, it is now urban warfare led by ex-rebels and soldiers who are battle-hardened and it's not U.N. police officers that will be able to do anything about it.
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