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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Difficulty in doing. Also: The relative resistance of a metal or other material to denting, scratching, or bending.

Usage examples (36)
  • They tested the hardness of the granite by scratching it with a diamond.
  • He assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness
  • Thus wilful hardness is justly punished with judicial hardness.
  • Not that they gave the notion of hardness or falsity. for more
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