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Hardened definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H`ARDENED, pp. Made hard, or more hard or compact; made unfeeling; made obstinate; confirmed in error or vice.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case- hardened judge" [syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard- boiled]
2: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass" [syn: tempered, treated, hardened, toughened] [ant: unhardened, untempered]
3: protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos" [ant: soft]
4: 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 [syn: enured, inured, hardened]
5: converted to solid form (as concrete) [syn: hardened, set]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hardened Hard"ened, a. Made hard, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice. Syn: Impenetrable; hard; obdurate; callous; unfeeling; unsusceptible; insensible. See Obdurate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Harden Hard"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hardened; p. pr. & vb. n. Hardening.] [OE. hardnen, hardenen.] 1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron. 2. To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable. ``Harden not your heart.'' --Ps. xcv. 8. I would harden myself in sorrow. --Job vi. 10.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as hardened, you mean that they have had so much experience of something bad or unpleasant that they are no longer affected by it in the way that other people would be. ...hardened criminals. ...hardened politicians. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Indurated, made hard. 2. Confirmed, inured, accustomed, habituated, seasoned, trained. 3. Deadened, seared, steeled, unfeeling, benumbed, callous, insensible. 4. Depraved, reprobate, obdurate, impenitent, lost, abandoned, incorrigible, irreclaimable.

Moby Thesaurus

Philistine, acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated, accustomed, adapted, adjusted, annealed, backed, brazen, calcified, callous, calloused, case-hardened, cold, cold of heart, coldblooded, coldhearted, conditioned, conscienceless, crusted, crusty, crystallized, experienced, familiarized, flinthearted, flinty, fossilized, granulated, hard, hard of heart, hard-boiled, hardhearted, heartless, hornified, impenitent, impervious, incrusted, indurate, indurated, insensitive, insolent, inured, lapidified, lost to shame, naturalized, obdurate, orientated, oriented, ossified, pachydermatous, petrified, proof against, reinforced, rigidified, run-in, sclerotic, seared, seasoned, set, shameless, solidified, steeled, steeled against, steely, stiffened, stony, stonyhearted, strengthened, tempered, thick-skinned, toughened, trained, unabject, unblushing, uncompassionate, uncontrite, unemotional, unfeeling, unmelted, unmerciful, unnatural, unrepentant, unrepenting, unresponsive, unsoftened, untouched, used to, vitrified, wont, wonted



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