Synonyms of hardened


1. harden, indurate, change

usage: become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"

2. harden, indurate, change

usage: make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"

3. temper, harden, modify

usage: harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"

4. season, harden, toughen

usage: make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

5. inure, harden, indurate, habituate, accustom

usage: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"


1. case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled, hard (vs. soft)

usage: used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge"

2. tempered (vs. untempered), treated, hardened, toughened, curable, sunbaked

usage: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"

3. hardened (vs. soft)

usage: protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos"

4. enured, inured, hardened, tough (vs. tender), toughened

usage: 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

5. hardened, set, hard (vs. soft)

usage: converted to solid form (as concrete)

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Definition and meaning of hardened (Dictionary)