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
The numerical value of hardened in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of hardened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of hardened in a Sentence
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.
ISIL will not pose an existential threat to us. They are a dangerous organization like al Qaeda was, but we have hardened our defenses, the American people should feel confident that, you know, we are going to be able to defend ourselves and make sure that, you know, we have a good holiday and go about our lives.
I think that case was devastating to JusticeStevensas well as some of the other more liberal justices on the court, they could not understand how the conservatives could conceivably reach the result they did in that case and I think that has hardened the feelings of JusticeStevensa bit. It has brought out a little more of an acid tongue in some of his opinions than you would have seen in the late 80s and early 90s.
For some hardened and impressionable radicals, bling could be as appealing as barbarity.
We used to could walk up to them and talk with the FBI agents in a friendly manner... but the tenor has changed, they have become more hardened. When they step out of their vehicles now they're stepping out with their rifles and they're not willing to engage in just friendly dialogue...
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