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Princeton's WordNet

  1. case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled(adj)

    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, toughened(adj)

    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. hardened(adj)

    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, hardened(adj)

    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, set(adj)

    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. hardened(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    indurated, made hard

  2. hardened(v. a.)

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

  3. hardened(v. a.)

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

  4. hardened(v. a.)

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

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. G. K. Chesterton:

    People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.

  2. Sarah Palin:

    But 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.

  3. Amar Bakshi:

    This is a time when people see each other as 'types' too often, this adds a level of depth that can break up those hardened narratives.

  4. Le Drian:

    It's very complicated. We will have to ensure the Iraqi and Kurdish forces are sufficiently battle-hardened to lead this battle.

  5. Cortni Borgerson:

    You’ll be able to hear when you’re close, these cicadas live as nymphs underground for 17 years, and then tunnel up through the ground to the surface where they shed into their winged adult phase, living only 4-6 weeks. Cicada are tastiest in their teneral stage, which is right after they’ve shed into their adult forms, but are still pale while before their exoskeletons have hardened.

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