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Princeton's WordNet

  1. case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled(adj)

    used of persons; emotionally hardened

    "faced a case-hardened judge"

  2. tempered, treated, hardened, toughened(adj)

    made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

    "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"

  3. hardened(adj)

    protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

    "hardened missile silos"

  4. 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

  5. hardened, set(adj)

    converted to solid form (as concrete)

GCIDE

  1. Hardened(a.)

    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.

  2. Hardened(a.)

    Experienced and inured to hardship; as, hardened combat troops.

  3. Hardened(a.)

    Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and unlikely to change; as, a hardened criminal. Usually used only of behavior perceived negatively.

Wiktionary

  1. hardened(Adjective)

    Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardened

    of Harden

  2. Hardened(adj)

    made hard, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardened in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Kugelman:

    For some hardened and impressionable radicals, bling could be as appealing as barbarity.

  2. G. K. Chesterton:

    People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Year after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between our two countries, meanwhile, the Cuban exile community in the United States made enormous contributions to our country, in politics, in business, culture and sports.

  4. Marin Alsop:

    It's clear inequality is one of the greatest challenges facing us today, music is not going to solve these issues, but music has the power to change the hearts and minds of even the most hardened dissenter. We've seen that here at the Proms.

  5. Producer Bryan Cogman:

    This is 'Game of Thrones,' this is a hardened woman making a choice and she sees this as the way to get back her homeland. Sansa has a wedding night in the sense she never thought she would with one of the monsters of the show. It's pretty intense and awful and the character will have to deal with it.

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