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Princeton's WordNet

  1. case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiledadjective

    used of persons; emotionally hardened

    "faced a case-hardened judge"

    Synonyms:
    tempered, toughened, set, inured, pugnacious, treated, case-hardened, enured, hard-boiled, hard-bitten

    Antonyms:
    untoughened, tender, soft

  2. tempered, treated, hardened, toughenedadjective

    made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

    "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"

    Synonyms:
    tough, toughened, set, tempered, inured, treated, case-hardened, enured, hard-boiled

    Antonyms:
    untoughened, tender, soft

  3. hardenedadjective

    protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

    "hardened missile silos"

    Synonyms:
    toughened, set, tempered, inured, treated, case-hardened, enured, hard-boiled

    Antonyms:
    tender, untoughened, soft

  4. enured, inured, hardenedadjective

    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

    Synonyms:
    tempered, toughened, set, inured, treated, case-hardened, enured, hard-boiled

    Antonyms:
    untoughened, soft, tender

  5. hardened, setadjective

    converted to solid form (as concrete)

    Synonyms:
    placed, treated, determined, set, fit(p), tempered, situated, toughened, hard-boiled, set(p), case-hardened, inured, primed(p), fixed, dictated, located, laid, enured, rigid

    Antonyms:
    soft, tender, untoughened

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hardenedverb

    Synonyms:
    indurated, made hard

  2. hardenedverb

    Synonyms:
    confirmed, inured, accustomed, habituated, seasoned, trained

  3. hardenedverb

    Synonyms:
    deadened, seared, steeled, unfeeling, benumbed, callous, insensible

  4. hardenedverb

    Synonyms:
    depraved, reprobate, obdurate, impenitent, lost, abandoned, incorrigible, irreclaimable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hardenedadjective

    Synonyms:
    indurated, callous, inexorable, ossified, petrified, obdurate, incorrigible, inveterate, case-hardened, seared, depraved, graceless, impenitent, confirmed, sclerosed, sclerotic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hardened":

    petrified, cemented, tightened, hard-core

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How to use hardened in a sentence?

  1. Mahamat Kamoun:

    We have gone beyond a peacekeeping operation, it is now urban warfare led by ex-rebels and soldiers who are battle-hardened and it's not U.N. police officers that will be able to do anything about it.

  2. Geraldo Cadava:

    Democrats have consistently tried to defend DACA recipients, whereas President Donald Trump has flip-flopped on numerous occasions, sometimes he says he supports them, while other times, when justifying his desire to rescind, he says they're' far from angels,' and some are' hardened criminals.'.

  3. Sam Hunt:

    I think being out here, and in the music business and being out on the road has sort of hardened my heart. My heart's definitely a lot harder in a lotta ways since I left that small town. It's amazing how that little girl melted that all away overnight a couple of weeks ago, i've been filled with a lot of gratitude these past couple of weeks. I just want to say up here on the Ryman stage how grateful I am to have been a part of country music for the last 10 years.

  4. Sarah Palin:

    My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. They come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military have sacrificially given to this country and that starts at the top.

  5. Michael Kugelman:

    For some hardened and impressionable radicals, bling could be as appealing as barbarity.


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