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hard·ened

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiledadjective

    used of persons; emotionally hardened

    "faced a case-hardened judge"

  2. tempered, treated, hardened, toughenedadjective

    made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

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

  3. hardenedadjective

    protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

    "hardened missile silos"

  4. enured, inured, hardenedadjective

    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, setadjective

    converted to solid form (as concrete)

GCIDE

  1. Hardenedadjective

    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. Hardenedadjective

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

  3. Hardenedadjective

    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. hardenedadjective

    Unfeeling or lacking emotion due to experience; callous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardened

    of Harden

  2. Hardenedadjective

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

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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

Examples of hardened in a Sentence

  1. Michael Kugelman:

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

  2. Ali Noorani:

    Our federal prisons are set up to detain the worst of the worst. They should not be used for immigration purposes, federal prisons are for hardened criminals. They are not physically set up for immigrant landscapers looking for a job or fleeing violence.

  3. Intelligence Committee:

    A lot of attitudes have hardened on the subject of Trump and Russia and obstruction of justice, but nonetheless, if there's anyone who can cast a new light on this issue, it's the man who did the investigation and probably holds unique credibility with the public.

  4. Jim Jeffrey:

    The Turkish incursion into northeast Syria is a tragedy, it was long standing Jim Jeffrey government policy in two Administrations to keep that from happening and Hardened ISIS prisoners were clearly not successful, iSIS is pitching this as a victory for them.

  5. Cortni Borgerson:

    You’ll be able to hear when you’re close, these cicadas live as nymphs underground for 17 years, and then tunnel up through the ground to the surface where they shed into their winged adult phase, living only 4-6 weeks. Cicada are tastiest in their teneral stage, which is right after they’ve shed into their adult forms, but are still pale while before their exoskeletons have hardened.

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