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ADJECTIVE (5)

1. used of persons; emotionally hardened;
- Example: "faced a case-hardened judge"
[syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled]

2. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment;
- Example: "a sword of tempered steel"
- Example: "tempered glass"
[syn: tempered, treated, hardened, toughened]

3. protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);
- Example: "hardened missile silos"

4. made tough by habitual exposure;
- Example: "hardened fishermen"
- Example: "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd
- Example: "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett
[syn: enured, inured, hardened]

5. converted to solid form (as concrete);
[syn: hardened, set]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harden \Hard"en\ (h[aum]rd"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hardened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hardening (-'n*[i^]ng).] [OE. hardnen, hardenen.] 1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron. [1913 Webster] 2. To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable. "Harden not your heart." --Ps. xcv. 8. [1913 Webster] I would harden myself in sorrow. --Job vi. 10. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hardened \Hard"ened\ (-'nd), a. 1. Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice. 2. Rendered resistant to the effects of nearby explosions; as, a hardened missile silo; hardened warhead electronics. [PJC] 3. Experienced and inured to hardship; as, hardened combat troops. [PJC] 4. Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and unlikely to change; as, a hardened criminal. Usually used only of behavior perceived negatively. [PJC] Syn: Impenetrable; hard; obdurate; callous; unfeeling; unsusceptible; insensible. See Obdurate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hardened adj 1: used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case- hardened judge" [syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard- boiled] 2: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass" [syn: tempered, treated, hardened, toughened] [ant: unhardened, untempered] 3: protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos" [ant: soft] 4: 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 [syn: enured, inured, hardened] 5: converted to solid form (as concrete) [syn: hardened, set]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardened": Philistine, acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated, accustomed, adapted, adjusted, annealed, backed, brazen, calcified, callous, calloused, case-hardened, cold, cold of heart, coldblooded, coldhearted, conditioned, conscienceless, crusted, crusty, crystallized, experienced, familiarized, flinthearted, flinty, fossilized, granulated, hard, hard of heart, hard-boiled, hardhearted, heartless, hornified, impenitent, impervious, incrusted, indurate, indurated, insensitive, insolent, inured, lapidified, lost to shame, naturalized, obdurate, orientated, oriented, ossified, pachydermatous, petrified, proof against, reinforced, rigidified, run-in, sclerotic, seared, seasoned, set, shameless, solidified, steeled, steeled against, steely, stiffened, stony, stonyhearted, strengthened, tempered, thick-skinned, toughened, trained, unabject, unblushing, uncompassionate, uncontrite, unemotional, unfeeling, unmelted, unmerciful, unnatural, unrepentant, unrepenting, unresponsive, unsoftened, untouched, used to, vitrified, wont, wonted