har|di|ness [ `hardinəs ] see HARDY

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Hardiness — (engl. = Widerstandsfähigkeit ) bezeichnet einen Persönlichkeitsfaktor, der Menschen trotz großer Belastungen und kritischer Lebensereignisse vor Krankheit zu schützen vermag. Dabei steht der individuelle Umgang mit Stressoren im Vordergrund. Der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hardiness — Har di*ness ( d[i^]*n[e^]s), n. 1. Capability of endurance. [1913 Webster] 2. Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Plenty and peace breeds cowards; Hardness ever Of hardiness is mother. Shak. [1913 Webster] They who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hardiness — may refer to: *psychological resilience, positive capacity of people to cope with stress and catastrophe. *hardiness (plants), ability of plants to survive adverse growing conditions. **hardiness zone, area in which a category of plants is… …   Wikipedia

  • hardiness — index force (strength), health, prowess (bravery), strength Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hardiness — [här′dē nis] n. the quality of being hardy; specif., a) physical endurance; strength b) hardihood; boldness …   English World dictionary

  • hardiness — noun in New England, you should select plants for their hardiness Syn: robustness, strength, toughness, ruggedness, sturdiness, resilience, stamina, vigor; healthiness, good health Ant: frailty …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hardiness — hardy ► ADJECTIVE (hardier, hardiest) 1) capable of enduring difficult conditions; robust. 2) (of a plant) able to survive outside during winter. DERIVATIVES hardily adverb hardiness noun. ORIGIN Old French hardi, from hardir …   English terms dictionary

  • hardiness — noun 1. the property of being strong and healthy in constitution • Syn: ↑robustness, ↑lustiness, ↑validity • Derivationally related forms: ↑lusty (for: ↑lustiness), ↑hardy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hardiness (plants) — Hardiness of plants describe their ability to survive adverse growing conditions. It is usually limited to discussions of climatic adversity. Thus a plant s ability to tolerate cold, heat, drought, flooding, or wind are typically considered… …   Wikipedia

  • Hardiness Zone Migration — refers to the geographical shifts observed in agricultural hardiness zones as a result of climate change …   Wikipedia

  • Hardiness zone — The main factors determining average minimum temperature are altitude, latitude and proximity to the coast.A hardiness zone is a geographically defined zone in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by… …   Wikipedia

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