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hardened (adj.)

past-participle adjective from harden (v.). Figurative sense of "unfeeling" is from late 14c.

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Definitions of hardened

hardened (adj.)
used of persons; emotionally hardened;
faced a case-hardened judge
Synonyms: case-hardened / hard-boiled
hardened (adj.)
protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);
hardened missile silos
hardened (adj.)
made tough by habitual exposure; "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd; "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett;
hardened fishermen
Synonyms: enured / inured
hardened (adj.)
converted to solid form (as concrete);
Synonyms: set
hardened (adj.)
made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment;
Synonyms: tempered / treated / toughened
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