Meaning of hardiness

har•di•ness

Pronunciation: (här'dē-nis), [key]
— n.
  1. the capacity for enduring or sustaining hardship, privation, etc.; capability of surviving under unfavorable conditions.
  2. courage; boldness; audacity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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