Hardened - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɑːrdənd|  American pronunciation of the word hardened
Brit.  |ˈhɑːdənd|  British pronunciation of the word hardened
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto harden
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto harden


- used of persons; emotionally hardened (syn: case-hardened, hard-boiled)
faced a case-hardened judge
- made tough by habitual exposure
hardened fishermen
- converted to solid form (as concrete) (syn: set)

Extra examples

...a flinty warrior hardened by years of battle...

Opposition to the goverment has hardened as news of further scandals has leaked out.

The news has hardened opposition to the government.

He had been hardened by his years of military service.

...the kind of fierce combat that can unstring even hardened soldiers...

...an atrocious crime that shocked even hardened members of the police force...

When the cement has hardened, the form is removed.

The clay hardened in the fire.

After years of hardships his heart became hardened.

Teenagers should not be sent to prison to mix with hardened criminals (=criminals who have and will continue to commit a lot of crimes).

Even hardened cynics believe the meeting is a step towards peace.

Attitudes towards the terrorists have hardened even more since the attack.

His face hardened momentarily, then he looked away.

Some of the fallen trees had left a clear impression in the hardened mud.

How many innocents have fallen and become hardened sinners!

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