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hardiness

[hahr-dee-nis] /ˈhɑr di nɪs/
noun
1.
the capacity for enduring or sustaining hardship, privation, etc.; capability of surviving under unfavorable conditions.
2.
courage; boldness; audacity.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see hardy1, -ness
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  • Much hardier than the leatherleaf viburnum, it grows well at both extremes of its hardiness range.
British Dictionary definitions for hardiness

hardiness

/ˈhɑːdɪnɪs/
noun
1.
the condition or quality of being hardy, robust, or bold
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