the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
"the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present"
unfeelingness, callousness, callosity, hardness, insensibility(noun)
devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
the quality of being difficult to do
"he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness"; "the ruggedness of his exams caused half the class to fail"
severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness(noun)
"severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
insensibility, ruggedness, callosity, grimness, awkwardness, severeness, rigor, unfeelingness, austereness, harshness, asperity, stiffness, callousness, scratchiness, roughness, cogency, gracelessness, inclemency, inclementness, badness, bad weather, hardship, rigorousness, cruelty, cruelness, clumsiness, abrasiveness, severity, rigourousness, rigour, validity
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benevolence, benignity, blessing, clemency, compassion, favor, forbearance, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercy, mildness, pardon, pardon, pity, tenderness
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How to use hardness in a sentence?
You conquer every hardness with your eyes, as you do likewise every light; so if it can happen that one can die of joy, now would be the time.
My job is to bore you and let the hardness of your seat and the warmth of your robe prepare you for what is to come.
Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
All the sands of the world even when they unite together cannot create the hardness of a single rock!
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.
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