HyperDic: hardness

English > 5 senses of the word hardness:
NOUNattributehardnessthe property of being rigid and resistant to pressure
attributehardnessa quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
attributehardness, unfeelingness, callousness, callosity, insensibilitydevoid of passion or feeling
attributehardness, ruggednessthe quality of being difficult to do
attributehardness, severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, stiffnessexcessive sternness
hardness > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rdnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > hardness: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale.
AttributeshardResisting weight or pressure
softYielding readily to pressure or weight
NarrowerfirmnessThe property of being unyielding to the touch
incompressibilityThe property of being incompressible
Broaderconsistency, consistence, substance, bodyThe property of holding together and retaining its shape
OppositesoftnessThe property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
Spanishdureza
Adjectiveshardresisting weight or pressure
English > hardness: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering.
Example"the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present"
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
English > hardness: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningDevoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness.
Synonymsunfeelingness, callousness, callosity, insensibility
Narrowerdullnesslack of sensibility
Broaderinsensitivity, insensitivenessThe inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
Spanishdureza, insensibilidad
Catalanduresa
Adjectivesharddispassionate
English > hardness: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being difficult to do.
Example"he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness"
Synonymruggedness
Broaderdifficulty, difficultnessThe quality of being difficult
Spanishdureza
Catalanduresa
Adjectiveshardnot easy
hardcharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
English > hardness: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningexcessive sternness.
Synonymsseverity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, stiffness
Broadersternness, strictnessuncompromising resolution
Spanishadustez, austeridad, dureza, inclemencia, rigidez, rigor, rigurosidad, severidad
Catalaninclemència, rigor
Adjectiveshardunfortunate / unfortunate or hard to bear

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