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hardness

noun

1 hardness

The property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: hardheid
Polish: twardość



2 hardness

A quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering.

3 hardness

Devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness.

synonyms: callosity, callousness, insensibility, unfeelingness.

Roget 323: hardness etc. adj.; rigidity; renitence, renitency; inflexibility, temper, callosity, durity.    induration, petrifaction; lapidification, ... show more

Dutch: hardvochtigheid
Polish: bezduszność, bezuczuciowość, nieczucie, nieczułość, niewrażliwość

4 hardness

The quality of being difficult to do:
— He assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness.

synonym: ruggedness.

Dutch: hardheid

5 hardness

Excessive sternness.

synonyms: harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness.

Dutch: gestrengheid, strengheid
Polish: srogość, surowość


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